Eight weeks roadworks on one of district’s busiest routes


Motorists on one of the main roads between Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike will face eights weeks of disruption when road resurfacing work begins at the end of the month.

The work will take place on the A638 Bradford Road between Manor Park Road and Leeds Road in Liversedge between the February 29-April 22.

It will mean one section of the A638 between Ings Road and Leeds Road completely closed to traffic on Sundays between 8am-5pm.

Kirklees Council will put in place a signposted diversion route, but is advising motorists to leave additional time for their journeys.

The remaining sections will stay open but temporary traffic lights will be in place while work is being carried out.

In order to avoid rush hour traffic, work will take place from Knowler Hill to Ings Road between 9.30am-3.30pm and from Manor Park Road to Knowler Hill between 6.30pm-11pm.

The council said it would keep neighbouring premises informed of developments and aimed to minimise disruption and disturbance wherever possible.