A HUGE revamp of one of Huddersfield's busiest road junctions is set to go ahead.
The Examiner can reveal Kirklees Council officials have held talks with residents in Cooper Bridge, near Bradley.
The council has confirmed they are looking at options for the junction of the A62 and A644, used by traffic heading to and from the M62.
Thousands of cars, lorries and buses uses the junction every day.
Stephen and Elizabeth Oddy, who live on the junction, said they had been visited by a council officer who showed them plans and talked about buying up their home.
It was announced in June that surveys were to be carried out on Leeds Road to try and find a solution to traffic flare-ups.
Two weeks ago Kirklees Council denied rumours that residents near Cooper Bridge had been appr- oached about planned work.
But the Oddys claim plans have been outlined to them and a compulsory purchase of their house has been mentioned.
They live in a former Yorkshire Water-owned cottage next to the Cooper Bridge roundabout.
Father-of-three Stephen claims a Kirklees planner has shown them nine different drawings. They include a widening of the busy stretch of road, a gyratory system and the loss of the Oddy's garden.
He said: "I rang Kirklees to see what was going on after I got a letter saying they were going to carry out some surveys on the land.
"Someone came to see us and said the plans were not public knowledge yet. He showed us nine different plans and asked how we would feel if the council offered to purchase the house.
"We don't really want to move, we are settled here.
Kirklees Council said:
"The resident was informed that we are looking at various options, but that nothing is yet determined and we are not negotiating any land purchase.
"The information is being gathered so that we can get an accurate picture of the surrounding area."
Mirfield town councillor Edwin Pugh said plans were bound to cause speculation Kirklees Highways was improving the roads in preparation for the planned Mirfield 25 industrial estate further up Leeds Road.
He said: "Kirklees need to go public with these plans now because they have been rumbled."