TRAFFIC chaos outside a Lindley school could take at least six months to solve.
Congestion on East Street - outside Lindley C of E Infant School - has been a long-standing problem for residents.
Parked cars line both sides of the street and the problem gets worse when parents drop off or pick up their children from school.
Kirklees Council's highways department is planning measures which could solve the problem - but work is not expected to start until next spring.
The work will take place on roads around the school, including East Street, West Street and Cowrakes Road.
Three zebra crossings are to be installed, one directly outside the school.
There will also be waiting restrictions outside the school to help reduce congestion.
Headteacher Sue Drake said the school had been trying hard to combat the problem.
There are two ``walking bus" schemes, so children can walk to school in safety.
There are also regular community meetings about the traffic problems.
Mrs Drake added: "It's very congested. We are doing everything we can and the parents are generally quite supportive.
"Kirklees highways officials are doing some work which we hope will ease the situation."
Other measures planned by the highways department include a mini- roundabout, speed bumps and plateaux at junctions.
All these are designed to keep vehicle speeds down on the roads around the school.
A highways department spokes- woman said: "Following a large-scale public consultation we have developed a series of traffic management measures.
"The proposals have to be formally advertised, but we anticipate beginning work next spring."