A NEW pedestrian crossing is to be created in the town centre.

Preparatory work on the crossing is under way near the junction of High Street and Market Street.

The crossing, on Market Street, will link Huddersfield Bus Station and multi-storey car park with Civic Centre III building and the entrance to the ring road underpass.

The new pelican crossing will take around four weeks to complete and work will be carried out off-peak between 9.30am and 4pm daily with some evenings.

There will be an off-peak lane closure, but at least one lane will remain open in each direction throughout the work period.