We’re resurfacing the A62 Manchester Road, Slaithwaite

Upcoming roadworks

Works to improve the road condition to the A62 Manchester Road, Slaithwaite will begin on Monday 31 July for approximately four weeks.

The works, which include resurfacing, will improve all road users’ journeys along the stretch of Manchester Road between Neilds Road and Linfit Fold in Slaithwaite.

The new road surface, which will present a quieter and smoother journey for road users, will also help prevent new potholes from forming and minimise other wear and tear.

When will the work happen?

Works are programmed Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6:00pm. No weekend work is proposed however if required, advance notice will be given to affected residents and businesses.

As there are no suitable traffic diversions along this route, and due to the narrow carriageway, a convoy system will be put in place to enable traffic to pass safely through the works. This means vehicles will be escorted through by a dedicated vehicle at a maximum speed of 10mph. Side roads along this route will also be affected with phased road closures and temporary diversions in place. These include Neilds Road, Varley Road, Ned Lane, Back O’Dam, Commercial Street, Hollins Road, and Kitchen Fold.

Resurfacing across Kirklees

Several other resurfacing schemes across the district are also due to start in July.   

Resurfacing of Waingate, Berry Brow will be carried out between Bridge Street and Newsome Road South. This will include carriageways from the junction with Woodhead Road to the junction with Caldercliffe Road. Works will take place weekdays 6pm to midnight from Monday 10 July for approximately two weeks. There will be a full road closure in place from Woodhead Road to Caldercliffe Road. Signed diversions will be in place when closures are in operation, with the proposed diversion via Woodhead Road, Lockwood Scar, Church Lane, and Newsome Road South.

In addition, four carriageway resurfacing schemes are to start on 31 July in the Holmfirth area. These include East Street, Butt Lane, Main Gate and Dean Bridge Lane.

Works are estimated to take five weeks and will take place Monday to Friday from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Temporary traffic lights and signed diversions will be in place.

Councillor Masood Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Environment, says:

“I’m pleased to see schemes funded by the highway’s capital programme, which was approved at cabinet earlier this year, programmed to go ahead this month.

“It’s important these resurfacing works take place, particularly ahead of the winter season, as this will help prevent new potholes from forming, and minimise other wear and tear on the roads, which can be more prevalent during the colder months of the year.

“I thank everyone in advance who may be affected by the resurfacing, for their patience and understanding whilst these important works are carried out.”