RESURFACING work will begin on Thursday, July 10, on one of Huddersfield’s busiest roads – and means delays for drivers.
It starts on the A629 Edgerton Road and Halifax Road through Edgerton where a major £600,000 highway maintenance scheme is already underway.
The resurfacing will take place between the traffic signals at Blacker Road and Birkby Road.
Work to improve drainage and footways has been underway for several months and this next phase is expected to be complete by the middle of August. The resurfacing will mostly be done on evenings and weekends.
Road users are advised to find alternative routes if possible. To enable the work do be done quickly and safely there will be a series of road changes and temporary closures.
The A629 will become one-way towards Huddersfield between Luther Place and Blacker Road on the evenings between Thursday July 10 and Sunday July 12.
Traffic travelling from Huddersfield towards Halifax will be diverted up Edgerton Grove Road, around Gledholt roundabout and via Westbourne Road, New Hey Road, Acre Street, Lidget Street and East Street and back onto Halifax Road.
Additionally, access to the A629 from all side roads along this section will be restricted at various times.
Cllr David Hall, Cabinet member for Transportation, said: “I am pleased with this investment in a vital route and hope drivers will make themselves aware of the diversions. We will do all we can to keep inconvenience to a minimum as the work is completed.”