This month, we had the pleasure of welcoming the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Team to Halifax. We showed the team around the sites of our transformational West Yorkshire-plus Transport fund projects.
We showed the team the Hebble Trail, where we described the ambition of Kirklees Council and Calderdale Council to deliver major improvements to cycling, walking and bus travel between Halifax and Huddersfield. We also showed them the sites of the completed A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project and the next project to be delivered, the A629 Calder and Hebble Junction project. Together, these projects will deliver a 30% reduction in journey times.
In Halifax town centre, we visited the rail station, sharing our vision for an accessible transport hub. We visited some of the key areas of the A629 Halifax Town Centre project, including the proposed public realm at ‘Piece Gardens’ and Bull Green, and the proposed pedestrianised area at Market Street.
A member of the WYCA PMO team said:
"I would just like to thank you again for yours and your colleagues time spent in showing us around Halifax and giving us detailed/interesting information regarding your projects. It was great to see what a difference the projects will make to Halifax and it was great to see it for real instead of reading it in a PAT/IC/CA paper. Your enthusiasm about your schemes was great to see!"
We look forward to transforming Calderdale through the delivery of these ambitious projects.