VILLAGERS will finally get a long-awaited pedestrian crossing.
But it could up to four months before the crossing in Upper Cumberworth comes into use.
Kirklees Council officials said there would be a delay because equipment had to be ordered.
The crossing would be built in Barnsley Road after a long campaign by residents.
The plans were hit when two people objected because they said the crossing was too close to the junction with Cumberworth Lane and Carr Hill Road.
But their protests were over-ruled by the Kirklees Council Cabinet.
Council deputy leader Clr John Smithson said: "I know this area pretty well and I am certain that a crossing is needed and I am certain it is in the right place."
Villagers welcomed the go-ahead for the crossing.
Mrs Freda Tinsley, who helped to organise a petition, said: "The road is a nightmare to get across because of cars speeding.
"It's such a busy road and we desperately, desperately need a crossing."
She urged the council to go ahead with the project as soon as possible.
Council assistant highways director Terry Brown said equipment would be ordered but there was likely to be a 12- to 14-week wait for it to arrive.
He said the crossing would be ready for use in about March.