Major Transport Improvements A629 Halifax to Huddersfield

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Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements along the A629 route from Halifax to Huddersfield and we want to know what the key issues are for you as users of the route.

The aim of this scheme is to provide improved accessibility to Halifax and Huddersfield by improving walking, cycling and bus travel along the route.

The project includes:

  • creation and improvement of cycle routes to Halifax and Huddersfield, better linking to key trip attractors, such as Calderdale and Kirklees hospitals, Halifax and Elland rail stations, and Elland, Huddersfield and Halifax town centres
  • off network green ways and on highway cycle infrastructure
  • creating a quality bus corridor with highway measures to improve bus journey times and journey quality
  • real time information along bus routes, with improved stop locations
  • bus infrastructure that can make it possible for bus operators to introduce an express service between Huddersfield and Halifax
  • active network management to improve all journey modes
  • reducing congestion at West Vale through capacity and junction signal improvements

By delivering the proposed improvements, we aim to achieve:

  • Economic growth: The project will improve access to Halifax and Huddersfield from the M62, encouraging investment and enabling access to land for housing and employment developments in Calderdale and Kirklees.
  • Sustainability: The bus corridor will make bus journeys more practical, encouraging more people to use the service. Significant cycling and pedestrian improvements will make these actives modes more popular for leisure and commuting.
  • Safety: Dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes will make for safer journeys.
  • Journey times: Reduced congestion due to an increase in the use of sustainable travel modes and a reduction in private vehicle use along the route will lead to improved journey times.
  • Cleaner environment: The investment in active travel infrastructure and public transport will encourage users to reduce private vehicle usage and use sustainable travel modes, leading to fewer emissions and reduced congestion.

To help you understand the proposed project, the scheme has been split into five sections as follows:

  • Section A: Halifax to Calder Hebble junction
  • Section B: Elland and West Vale
  • Section C: Ainley Top
  • Section D: Ainley Top to Edgerton
  • Section E: Edgerton to Huddersfield Town Centre


More details on the scheme and each of these sections, including maps and diagrams can be found using the link above or on display at one of our public drop-in events as listed below:

Date
Time
Location
Monday 11th February
3pm - 7pm
Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, HD3 3RH
Monday 18th February
3pm - 7pm
Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL
Monday 25th February
3pm - 7pm
Gledholt Methodist Church, Marsh, HD1 5QX
Wednesday 27th February
3pm - 7pm
Huddersfield Town Hall, HD1 2TA
Tuesday 5th March
3pm - 7pm
Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1UJ


Please note that contributions to this engagement are now closed for evaluation and review. Further information will be posted here when available. You can also use the tools on the right hand side to sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed about the development of this project or register to be added to the Your Voice community where you will receive information on opportunities to have your say on a variety of projects.

________________________________

Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements along the A629 route from Halifax to Huddersfield and we want to know what the key issues are for you as users of the route.

The aim of this scheme is to provide improved accessibility to Halifax and Huddersfield by improving walking, cycling and bus travel along the route.

The project includes:

  • creation and improvement of cycle routes to Halifax and Huddersfield, better linking to key trip attractors, such as Calderdale and Kirklees hospitals, Halifax and Elland rail stations, and Elland, Huddersfield and Halifax town centres
  • off network green ways and on highway cycle infrastructure
  • creating a quality bus corridor with highway measures to improve bus journey times and journey quality
  • real time information along bus routes, with improved stop locations
  • bus infrastructure that can make it possible for bus operators to introduce an express service between Huddersfield and Halifax
  • active network management to improve all journey modes
  • reducing congestion at West Vale through capacity and junction signal improvements

By delivering the proposed improvements, we aim to achieve:

  • Economic growth: The project will improve access to Halifax and Huddersfield from the M62, encouraging investment and enabling access to land for housing and employment developments in Calderdale and Kirklees.
  • Sustainability: The bus corridor will make bus journeys more practical, encouraging more people to use the service. Significant cycling and pedestrian improvements will make these actives modes more popular for leisure and commuting.
  • Safety: Dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes will make for safer journeys.
  • Journey times: Reduced congestion due to an increase in the use of sustainable travel modes and a reduction in private vehicle use along the route will lead to improved journey times.
  • Cleaner environment: The investment in active travel infrastructure and public transport will encourage users to reduce private vehicle usage and use sustainable travel modes, leading to fewer emissions and reduced congestion.

To help you understand the proposed project, the scheme has been split into five sections as follows:

  • Section A: Halifax to Calder Hebble junction
  • Section B: Elland and West Vale
  • Section C: Ainley Top
  • Section D: Ainley Top to Edgerton
  • Section E: Edgerton to Huddersfield Town Centre


More details on the scheme and each of these sections, including maps and diagrams can be found using the link above or on display at one of our public drop-in events as listed below:

Date
Time
Location
Monday 11th February
3pm - 7pm
Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, HD3 3RH
Monday 18th February
3pm - 7pm
Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL
Monday 25th February
3pm - 7pm
Gledholt Methodist Church, Marsh, HD1 5QX
Wednesday 27th February
3pm - 7pm
Huddersfield Town Hall, HD1 2TA
Tuesday 5th March
3pm - 7pm
Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1UJ


Major Transport Improvements A629 Halifax - Huddersfield

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