Next steps for the A629 improvement programme

16th April, 2018

As part of our major A629 improvement plans, we're revealing preliminary designs to improve the highway positioning at the Jubilee Road junction.

Improvement plans include:

  • Move the Jubilee Road line a little to the east and reduce impact on the western side
  • Full width footway and cycle path
  • Punch Bowl Pub to be acquired and demolished for an attractice entrance to Halifax
  • New link road between the A629 and Stainland Road via a new bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation
  • New roundabout on Stainland Road, widening Elland Wood Bottom and Stainland Road
  • Dual carriageway from Calder and Hebble junction through to new traffic lights at the Jubilee Road junction
  • New northbound bus lane on Stainland Road

The A629 provides an essential link between Halifax and the M62 motorway and this busy route is used by over 40,000 vehicles a day. The planned improvements at the Calder and Hebble junction will manage these heavy traffic flows far better and accommodate for future growth; the scheme also delivers positive benefits for walking, cycling and public transport. The reduction in congestion helps minimise harmful emissions from standing traffic, and their impact on local air quality.

Take a look at the our exciting visuals and read about the major benefits that this project will bring by visiting our Calder and Hebble Junction project page.