Councillors agreed to borrow £300,000 for a bus hub in Heckmondwike.
The project was backed by Kirklees Cabinet and the £650k overall cost will be joint-funded by Metro’s West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan.
It will see a bus hub created around The Green to replace the current spread-out bus facilities in the town.
Clr Cathy Scott, Cabinet member for Place, said: “Currently interchange facilities are very poor and poorly planned. This proposal will incorporate drive-through facilities around a new island.
“I think it’s good for Heckmondwike, it’s not what was originally planned but it will be a great improvement to now.”
A bid to improve transport facilities in the town has faced a number of setbacks since 2008, including problems with land acquisition and budget pressures.
Clr David Sheard, council leader and member for Heckmondwike, joked whether any of his Cabinet colleagues would oppose the long-standing aim to improve transport connections in his ward.
He said: “Like many people in Heckmondwike I will believe it when we see it, we’ve wanted it for that long.
“It’s down for March 2015 completion and I’m hoping for early completion and will be watching everything that happens on site to make sure work goes at full pace.”
The new plans feature four bus stands with shelters and real time departure screens, cycle stands and a public area.
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