The A629 Calder and Hebble Junction project includes:
- moving the road line to the east to reduce impact on the western side
- delivering a full width footway and cycle path
- demolishing the derelict punch bowl pub
- building a new link road between the A629 and Stainland Road via a new bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation
- building a new roundabout on Stainland Road
- widening Elland Wood Bottom and Stainland Road
- delivering a dual carriageway from Calder and Hebble Junction through to new traffic lights at the jubilee road junction
- improving bus access with a new northbound bus lane on Stainland Road
- Economic growth: The project will improve access to Copley, Sowerby Bridge and Halifax, making sites on the route more attractive for business investment and creating more job opportunities.
- Improved landscape: The demolition of the Punch Bowl pub will make for a more attractive entrance to Halifax.
- Journey times: Once complete the project will reduce car journey times from Huddersfield to Halifax by up to 30%.
- Sustainability: Improvements will make bus journeys quicker and more practical, encouraging people to use the service. We’re promoting active travel by improving infrastructure to allow for safer journeys. This includes new cycle lanes and cycle crossings to encourage less confident cyclists.
Following the public engagement that took place through August and September 2018, work is now taking place to prepare the proposals to be submitted for planning permission.
Following this, we will start to prepare the full business case to be submitted to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for approval.