A BUSY Huddersfield road shuts today for roadworks.

Firth Street, which links Wakefield Road with Queen Street South, will be closed over the entire Easter holiday.

The closure is for work involving the new Business School being constructed on the University of Huddersfield campus.

But red-faced engineers were left with a slight problem.

The signs they erected warning drivers of the impending closure had the word “Closed” spelt wrongly on two occasions.

It read “Colsed”.

A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “Firth Street is being closed for four days, timed to coincide with the Easter holidays, for a sewer connection to the new university building.

“The work is being carried out by a construction company and the signs were put up by a private company involved in the work.”

Another big roadworks scheme will cause some disruption in Marsh.

Northern Gas Networks is to start work on a £136,000 investment that will protect the long-term safety and reliability of the area’s gas supply.

The work will be carried out by United Utilities and Enterprise on behalf of the area’s pipeline owner, Northern Gas Networks.

The project is due to get underway on April 12 and is expect to take around 10 weeks to complete.

Just over 1km of old metal gas pipes will be replaced with durable plastic pipe in a move that will safeguarding the area’s gas supply for decades to come.

Work will be carried out on Heatherfield Crescent, Hollin Avenue, Hollin Terrace, Smiths Avenue, New Hey Road, Carr Street and Heatherfield Road.

A United Utilities spokesman said: “The majority of the work is being carried out in a residential area and is not expect to cause any disruption to traffic.

“Northern Gas Networks and United Utilities apologise for any inconvenience.”

Northern Gas Networks’ Director Chris Gorman said: “This year, Northern Gas Networks will invest £80m renewing gas mains to ensure that our system remains one of the safest in the world.

“Our new plastic pipes have a lifespan of at least 80 years.”