Phase 1 of the works at the Manchester Road/Outcote Bank junction are progressing and should be complete by March 18 and Phase 2 on the ring road at Chapel Hill will start on February 20.
Phase 3 on Chapel Hill between Milford Street to St Thomas’ Road will follow in the summer this year. The works are set to include:
• Improved pedestrian crossing facilities on the ring road, Manchester Road and along Chapel Hill
• Resurfacing and re-kerbing pavements in the area
• Improvements to drainage, street lighting and traffic signs on Manchester Road and Chapel Hill.
The new crossings are part of the Waterfront Quarter Development including the Kirklees College building currently under construction. They will make the area safer for pedestrians travelling to and from the new college and local businesses in the area.
A project of this scale will inevitably result in some disruption but everything possible is being done to keep this to a minimum. Delays are expected so commuters are advised to use an alternative route if possible.
During construction there will be times when pedestrians will not be able to safely cross the ring road using the existing islands at the top of Chapel Hill. Pedestrians will be directed to safely cross the ring road using the two junctions nearby at Alfred Street and Outcote Bank.
It is anticipated that the all the works will be finished by November 18.