Major Road Improvements A629 Calder and Hebble Junction


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Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are delivering a series of projects to improve the A629 from Halifax to Huddersfield. The Calder and Hebble Junction project is the second major project to be delivered as part of the programme, following on from the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project.

The improvement plans for this project focus on the key areas of Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road and Wakefield Road.

We will deliver a new link road between Huddersfield Road and Stainland Road via a bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation with a roundabout on Stainland Road. This project will also include a full width footway and cycle path, a new northbound bus lane on Stainland Road and demolition of the derelict Punch Bowl Pub.

The project aims to improve employment opportunities in the borough and beyond through reduced congestion and improved journey times along the A629 corridor. The benefits of the investment include improved walking, cycling and public transport access, improved air quality and safer journeys, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians.

As the project works towards the development of the full business case, we are now looking to engage with the public and other interested parties to understand their views on the journey and our improvement plan.

The plans can be downloaded using the links on the right hand side (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device).


Please note that contributions to this engagement are now closed for evaluation and review.

A summary of the feedback received can be downloaded here. More details will be published here when they become available.

To be kept informed of updates, please subscribe to receive announcements by email.


Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are delivering a series of projects to improve the A629 from Halifax to Huddersfield. The Calder and Hebble Junction project is the second major project to be delivered as part of the programme, following on from the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project.

The improvement plans for this project focus on the key areas of Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road and Wakefield Road.

We will deliver a new link road between Huddersfield Road and Stainland Road via a bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation with a roundabout on Stainland Road. This project will also include a full width footway and cycle path, a new northbound bus lane on Stainland Road and demolition of the derelict Punch Bowl Pub.

The project aims to improve employment opportunities in the borough and beyond through reduced congestion and improved journey times along the A629 corridor. The benefits of the investment include improved walking, cycling and public transport access, improved air quality and safer journeys, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians.

As the project works towards the development of the full business case, we are now looking to engage with the public and other interested parties to understand their views on the journey and our improvement plan.

The plans can be downloaded using the links on the right hand side (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device).

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  • I'm fed up with the council wasting public money on this vanity project it'll never improve journey times for the ruddy bus lanes that narrow the roads! So my question when are you going to STOP wasting our money? And when are we going to get a new leisure complex?

    Chris G asked 18 days ago

    Calderdale Council bid for this funding, which is part of the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund from the £1bn Growth Deal. There’s a lot more detail about the Transport Fund and the A629 improvement programme on the Next Chapter website here: http://www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk/vision/west-yorkshire-plus-transport-fund. Together with the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project, this work is planned to delivered a reduction in journey times of up to 30%.

    We are still developing the detailed proposals for the new Halifax leisure centre. We have published some high level proposals for a combined swimming pool and leisure centre at the North Bridge site.

  • Can you quantify the improvement in air quality?

    Barry Crossland asked about 1 month ago

    We’re currently working on quantifying the air quality improvements and the results of this work will be included as part of the planning application, which we plan to submit at the end of 2018. 

  • You mention that the benefits of the investment include improved walking, cycling and public transport access. Can you please be specific about what these supposed benefits are?

    Martin Stanley asked 3 months ago

    Bus journey times and reliability will be improved by the introduction of a new northbound bus lane on Stainland Road. There is also a possibility of introducing a new express bus from Huddersfield to Halifax because of the reduced congestion and quick journey times on the route – the feasibility of this is currently being looked at.

    Nearly all traffic controlled junctions will be for both cycle and pedestrian use, and several new crossings will allow for safer journeys for both. These includes: a crossing where the new road from Huddersfield Road will link to the roundabout to Stainland Road and Wakefield (this new road will also include a 4m wide shared lane for pedestrians and cyclists); a pedestrian crossing on Wakefield Road towards Sowerby Bridge; a crossing leaving Halifax towards West Vale; and a crossing where there is currently just an island on Huddersfield Road – this will allow users to safely access Stainland Road, Wakefield Road and the canal path from Huddersfield Road coming from both directions.

    Cycle paths will be full width, which includes an increased cycle footway capacity on Huddersfield Road. We will also deliver a canal path off the new roundabout to allow for easy accessibility from all directions to the path.

    The overall benefits of the scheme, which include a reduction in harmful emissions from standing traffic due to reduced congestion, will have a positive impact on local air quality, another benefit for cyclist and pedestrian journeys. 

  • When is the project likely to start and finish by?

    Mike asked 4 months ago

    Timelines for the project are yet to be confirmed and are subject to approval. We are planning to submit the planning application in late 2018 with the intention of awarding a design and build contract in early 2019. Working to these timescales, we expect to have the final design ready and commencement of construction before summer 2020 for an 18 month project delivery. 

  • Why don't the council use the traffic lights & mini roundabout at the Calderhebble jct to make a large roundabout the same as jct 24? The whole layout is just about there waiting to be used in this way.

    vcopley asked 4 months ago

    The mini roundabout will cease to exist and become a signalised junction. From Halifax you will be able to turn left towards Stainland, and from Stainland you can travel left towards Copley or right towards Halifax. We are then introducing a roundabout further along the A629 towards Huddersfield. This will cross the river and the canal and take traffic from Huddersfield directly towards Copley or Stainland, and from Halifax towards Copley. 

  • Will the cycle routes be a multi user route whereby equestrians can use them?

    Sally asked 4 months ago

    No, the cycle paths are either shared pedestrian / cycle only when on footway or cycle only when marked on carriageway. We are not aware of equestrian usage of the A629 corridor, though the adjacent canal towpath is available to equestrians.

  • Is there going to. be an easier exit from. Jubilee road ie a delay in traffic lights further above th o allow cars time to come out or turn right? It is currently like playing chicken leaving or coming on to jubilee road - I also wondered about the mini roundabout leading to stainland t oad/Copley which is wholly unsuitable for the volume of traffic at peak times

    Susie asked 4 months ago

    Yes, as Jubilee Road will be converted to full signal control; the existing mini roundabout will be removed under the scheme proposals.