The Calderdale Council has announced plans to repair and improve the road surface along Market Street and Bridge Lanes in Hebden Bridge. The works will extend from Holme Street to Mytholm Close and involve planning and resurfacing the carriageway.

The decision to include this road on the Council’s highways maintenance schedule stems from its poor condition, characterised by faded road markings. Additionally, local residents have expressed their concerns and requested repairs to be carried out on the road surface.

The scheduled works are set to commence on Monday, July 17 and are expected to be completed by Friday, July 28. To ensure the safety of both road users and the workforce, the affected section of the road will be closed to traffic from 8 pm to 6 am, Monday to Friday, throughout the duration of the works. No traffic management measures will be in place during the day.

Calderdale Council has taken steps to inform residents and businesses along the closure route, issuing letters to each affected address. Furthermore, appropriate signage will be installed to guide motorists. While access will be maintained for those residing or working on the road in one direction or the other, there will be no through route available.

Emergency vehicles and pedestrians will retain access to the affected area at all times. Diversions will be put in place, redirecting traffic through Mytholmroyd, Littleborough, and Todmorden.

The timing of these essential works was carefully chosen to follow recent construction in the area, which necessitated the excavation of the road surface. By repairing and resurfacing the road, as well as reinstating road markings, the Council aims to enhance safety for both pedestrians and motorists.

Councillor Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, commented on the project, stating, “We have received feedback from local residents and conducted inspections that confirm the poor condition of the road surface in the centre of Hebden Bridge. Consequently, we are undertaking resurfacing works and restoring the road markings, which are in a particularly bad state.”

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Lynn acknowledged the inconvenience that the works may cause for residents and businesses on the busy road but assured that efforts would be made to minimise disruption. The Council has chosen to carry out the works during late evenings and overnight, exclusively on weekdays, in order to limit the impact as much as possible.

Lynn expressed gratitude for the public’s patience during the road works and emphasised the Council’s commitment to completing the project promptly and minimising disruptions throughout the process.

The Calderdale Council urges motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution and follow the provided diversions during the period of road closure.