A LEADING councillor has welcomed extra investment of £390,000 on roads in Mirfield.
It will mean work will be carried out on Stocks Bank Road plus two projects for wall strengthening on the A644.
Clr Martyn Bolt, Cabinet member for highways, said: “This brings the total to be spent on highways investment in Mirfield between April 2006 and April, 2008, to £1.8m and I am sure that residents can already see the positive improvement in the road condition and other highways works.”
Stocks Bank Road in Mirfield is to be resurfaced during the October half term holiday.
The work will be carried out between the junction of Bishops Way to just below the junction with Kitson Hill Road and will be done during the school holiday in order to try and minimise disruption to road users.
Additional work by Kirklees Highways Service in partnership with Metro will include resurfacing some parts of the pavements, replacing kerbs, renewing road gullies, and improving the bus stops with new high bus boarder kerbs to improve access for passengers.
A bus clearway will also be marked – where other vehicles will not be
able to park, load or unload – to enable buses to approach the bus stop and reach the kerb at all times.
Work will also be carried out on highway retaining walls next to the A644 Huddersfield Road which have been identified as being in need of strengthening.