A ROAD junction in Golcar is to be made safer.
Kirklees Council workers are to start work early in the New Year in Leymoor Road, to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers.
The news comes just days after an accident in which, luckily, no-one was hurt.
The work is opposite the junction with Moorcroft Avenue – and is a junction without pavements, leading to the Banks estate.
Earlier this month, a car skidded at the junction and ploughed into a fence and hedge at the side of a house.
Local councillor Hilary Richards says safety problems are complicated by the fact there is a bus stop at the junction.
Now the area is set to get new pavements and new road markings to avoid accidents.
Clr Richards said: “Since my election in May this year, I have been campaigning to make safer for those waiting to catch a bus.
“These sweeping corners in Leymoor Road have a bus stop outside one of the houses, right on the junction.
“Pedestrians must stand on the roadside as they await the arrival of their bus.”
She said that the recent accident saw a car skid on the junction and end up in the hedge and fence at the side of a house at the junction.
“Let’s face it, if anyone had been waiting at the bus stop, they could have been seriously hurt by this skidding car.
“I am pleased that, as a result of my lobbying StreetScene, the council officers are to install a safe area on this bend and beside the fencing.
“When it is installed shortly, the new pavement will give some protection to people standing at this bus stop.”