The A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project included:
- widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes
- building an innovative living wall
- remodelling the junctions at Dudwell lane and Dryclough lane
- improving access to the hospital at Dryclough lane
- upgrading each pelican crossing
- installing new traffic light technology, introducing improved co-ordination between the signal installations
- improving facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, including a dedicated bus lane, end to end cycle lanes and a 2.5m wide cycle and pedestrian path
- Economic growth: For businesses, it makes the region a viable place to invest and grow, and it gives Calderdale access to skilled workers.
- Journey times: Together with the A629 Calder and Hebble Junction project, journey times from Huddersfield to Halifax will reduce by up to 30%.
- Sustainability: Quicker bus journeys will make this mode more practical, which will encourage more people to use the service. We’re promoting active travel with improved infrastructure, which will allow for safer journeys.
- Safer journeys: The new cycle lane will encourage less confident cyclists to use the cycle lane. Pedestrians will have safer journeys with the introduction of full highway crossings.
- Cleaner environment: By absorbing carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, the living wall will deliver biodiversity benefits for the area.
The project was completed at the end of November 2018.
Final milestones included the seeding of the innovative living wall, the reopening of Dryclough Lane, and the resurfacing of the 3km of highway from Salterhebble to Shaw Hill.
Now completed, the first project paves the way for further improvements in the next major part of the scheme – the A629 Calder and Hebble Junction.
Check out the project infographic.