Improvements to the A58/A672 and A646/A6033 road network to help traffic flow, reduce congestion, reduce accidents and stimulate economic growth
Improvements to the two routes will ensure sustainable growth in Halifax and surrounding areas. Work carried out will aim to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times (12% reduction for buses) and a 10% reduction in accidents across the schemes by 2022. The schemes also encourage active travel by improving facilities for walkers and cyclists. Better access to Halifax from the south west will help reduce the productivity gap that exists with other areas, thus making it a more attractive area for future investment and improving the quality of life for residents. The visitor economy will also be boosted through better links with neighbouring areas.
- Journey times: Work on the route will improve journey time reliability, particularly for public transport users
- Peak and off-peak: There will be a reduction in the variability between peak and off-peak times for journeys to/from Halifax
- Congestion reduction: Congestion will be reduced following improvements to the network
- Businesses: More new businesses will set up in areas set out in the Local Plan
- Housing: There will be a growth in housing development due to improved traffic flows
- Sustainability: More facilities for walking and cycling
- Network connectivity: Walking and cycling networks to be better connected encouraging more active and sustainable ways of travelling
- Air quality: Air quality will be maintained or improved following proposed improvements
- Safety: Target is to reduce collisions by 10% across the schemes by 2022
Since the last engagement exercise, which took place in August and September 2018, feedback has been analysed and the plans have been further developed. We would now like to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think about these revised plan before the Final Business Case in submitted.
To help you understand the schemes and feedback your comments, a series of plans and designs can be found by visiting https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/ccip2
We also have a number of drop in events at Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and King Cross where you can speak to members of the team and feedback your thoughts. Event details also available at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/ccip2