SAFETY work has begun at one of Huddersfield’s most dangerous accident blackspots.
Kirklees Council has started making £40,000 worth of improvements to Meltham Road, between Lockwood and Armitage Bridge, after a series of serious road smashes.
Last weekend a crash left a teenager critically injured after two taxis collided head-on near Park Valley Mills in Lockwood. The 19-year-old girl is in hospital with multiple injuries, including a broken back.
The smash was the fourth bad accident in less than three months. The accidents have all taken place between the junction with Hanson Lane, Lockwood, and Armitage Road, Armitage Bridge – a stretch of less than one mile.
Now road upgrades including improved lighting, a red high friction anti-skid surfacing, new improved road lighting studs (cats eyes) and vehicle-activated signs are being installed in a bid to cut the shocking accident rate.
Talented teenage tennis player Christian Lang lost his life in a horror smash on the road outside the Big Valley Garage in July last year.
In June last year a young woman in her 20s had to be pulled from her BMW X3 after it flipped over on the road.