Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements to the road network along the A58 / A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross in Halifax and the A646 / A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor.
These Corridor Improvement Programmes (CIPs) aim to provide better connections across West Yorkshire to stimulate economic growth and job creation, and support housing developments throughout the region. They should improve traffic flow, aiming to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times for all traffic and a 12% reduction in journey times for buses. They would also aim to reduce accidents throughout the schemes by 10% by 2022, particularly involving pedestrians and cyclists.
The two programmes cover well used routes through Calderdale which can be congested during peak times, suffer from pockets of poor air quality and limit the potential for economic growth because of variable journey times. The schemes also encourage active travel by improving highway facilities for walkers and cyclists.
Following recommendation from the Combined Authority’s Investment Committee to progress to the detailed design stage of the CIPs, we are now looking to engage with the public and other interested parties to help us shape the future of the programmes.
A series of plans and proposals can be downloaded from Your Voice website where you can also take an online survey.
If you would like to speak to someone in person you can visit one of the drop in events where a member of staff will be happy to talk to you:
- Wednesday 22 August, 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AQ
- Wednesday 29 August, 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY
- Monday 3 September, 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF
- Thursday 6 September, 12:00pm – 6:00pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ripponden, HX6 4DF
- Thursday 13 September, 12:00pm – 6:00pm at The King Centre, HX1 2TS
- Saturday 22 September, 10:00am – 2:00pm at Sowerby Bridge Market, HX6 2LA
The survey will close on 28 September 2018.