Plans to improve the busy A629 between Huddersfield and Halifax will be open for public scrutiny next week.

The proposals are among a series of transport improvements put forward by Calderdale Council, and the public will have chance to ask questions at a drop-in session.

The council has funding earmarked from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to progress plans which include improving the A629 Huddersfield Road corridor from Jubilee Road through to Shaw Hill.

The A629 carries thousands of vehicles every day, and traffic problems on the road are one of the reasons campaigners are so bitterly opposed to plans which could see Huddersfield lose its A&E department.

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There are fears journey times along the A629 to Calderdale Royal Hospital, especially during rush hour, would cause problems as ambulances take patients to the Halifax hospital.

Part of the road improvement scheme is around Salterhebble Hill and the Calderdale Royal Hospital, and work could start later this year.

The proposed changes to the A629 include a £58 million investment to improve the way people travel around Halifax town centre.

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Subject to final funding approval, it will include improvements to roads, car parking, cycleways and footpaths, a new bus station on the existing site and a new bus/rail interchange.

The plans include a number of schemes as part of a wider £125 million investment over five years to support economic growth in Calderdale, by easing congestion, reducing journey times and bringing improvements for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and people using public transport.

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Clr Barry Collins, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: “We’re driving forward the biggest investment in transport improvement that Calderdale has seen for decades.

“We want to reduce congestion, improve air quality and attract people to spend more time here, making the most of our many attractions.”

The drop in session is being held on Monday between 3pm and 7pm at Halifax Minster. Residents and organisations can view scheme designs, talk to council staff and ask questions about the plans.

More detailed and formal consultation will take place as each scheme develops.