Resurfacing in Skelmanthorpe

Where will the resurfacing be taking place?

The resurfacing will affect the stretch of Commercial Road (B6116) between Station Road and Windmill Crescent.

Why are we resurfacing?

This important work will ensure the road remains safe and will help prevent new potholes forming and minimise other wear and tear.

When are we resurfacing?

We will begin resurfacing the main road running through Skelmanthorpe on the evening of Monday 5 March 2018 and work will take place each weekday evening for a period of three weeks.

To minimise the disruption the council will only be resurfacing between 7pm and 11pm on weekdays and work is expected to be completed on Friday 23 March, weather permitting.

No work will take place at weekends when the road and services will remain open and run as usual.

How might the resurfacing affect you?

Whilst the road will be closed to through traffic, residents will be able to access homes and businesses located along the road, and pedestrian access will remain open during the works.

During the work a diversion will be in place for all traffic. This will run via Cumberworth Road, Ponker Lane, Shelley Woodhouse Lane, Cumberworth Lane, Wakefield Road (A636) and Busker Lane.

Buses will not be stopping on the road between 7pm and 11pm each evening, instead buses will follow the diversion above – this should add no more than 5 to 10 minutes to travellers’ journeys.

Notices will be placed on all the affected bus stops before and during the works, informing people of their closure. The bus stops will be served as normal when the works aren’t taking place.

Local residents will receive a letter before the works with more information.

More information

Further information is available by contacting Highways Customer Care on 01484 414700, or email Highways.ROSS@kirklees.gov.uk

One comment

  • It would be very nice if we could have our road resurfaced. We have more holes than a colandor. Been trying for years to have it resurfaced. Still never mind, with council tax going up, more money for all the Council to waste, but not on our road.

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