The next phase of improvement works on the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield has moved a step closer, with the submission of the planning application for the Calder and Hebble junction.
The A629 is a key route through the borough, and the planned major upgrade will reduce journey times, relieve congestion and improve pedestrian and cycling accessibility.
The improvement plans focus on the key areas of Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road and Wakefield Road. A new link road will be created via a bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation to a roundabout on Stainland Road. This project will also include a full width footway and cycle path and a new northbound bus lane on Stainland Road.
Last year, the most up to date plans were displayed online, at Halifax Central Library and at a drop-in event at Clay House in West Vale. Surveys were available and the response was mostly positive, with 80% of respondents feeding back that they either support or strongly support the proposals.
The planning application, which includes initial designs for the scheme, is now available to view online on the Council’s planning pages at www.calderdale.gov.uk under the reference: 18/01544/FUL.