Calderdale Corridor Improvement Programmes Phase 1

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Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements to the road network along the A58 / A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross in Halifax and the A646 / A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor. These Corridor Improvement Programmes (CIPs) aim to provide better connections across West Yorkshire to stimulate economic growth and job creation, and support housing developments throughout the region. They should improve traffic flow, aiming to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times for all traffic and a 12% reduction in journey times for buses. They would also aim to reduce accidents throughout the schemes by 10% by 2022, particularly involving pedestrians and cyclists.

The two programmes cover well used routes through Calderdale which can be congested during peak times, suffer from pockets of poor air quality and limit the potential for economic growth because of variable journey times. The schemes also encourage active travel by improving highway facilities for walkers and cyclists.

Following recommendation from the Combined Authority’s Investment Committee to progress to the detailed design stage of the CIPs, we are now looking to engage with the public and other interested parties to help us shape the future of the programmes.

A series of plans and proposals 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).

The current phase of engagement on this project has now closed and the results are being analysed.

Please note that contributions to this engagement are now closed for evaluation and review. The project team will report back on key outcomes in due course. To be kept informed of updates, please subscribe to receive announcements by email.


Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements to the road network along the A58 / A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross in Halifax and the A646 / A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor. These Corridor Improvement Programmes (CIPs) aim to provide better connections across West Yorkshire to stimulate economic growth and job creation, and support housing developments throughout the region. They should improve traffic flow, aiming to deliver an 8% reduction in journey times for all traffic and a 12% reduction in journey times for buses. They would also aim to reduce accidents throughout the schemes by 10% by 2022, particularly involving pedestrians and cyclists.

The two programmes cover well used routes through Calderdale which can be congested during peak times, suffer from pockets of poor air quality and limit the potential for economic growth because of variable journey times. The schemes also encourage active travel by improving highway facilities for walkers and cyclists.

Following recommendation from the Combined Authority’s Investment Committee to progress to the detailed design stage of the CIPs, we are now looking to engage with the public and other interested parties to help us shape the future of the programmes.

A series of plans and proposals 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).

The current phase of engagement on this project has now closed and the results are being analysed.

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  • I drive into Hebden Bridge five days a week as there is no public transport links near to where I live. l work full time in retail earning only the minimum wage. Parking in the town would cost approximately £30/week so is definitely not an affordable option for me. Hence I park on the (soon to be double yellowed) A646. The new parking provisions proposed for the town only benefit users of the rail station who commute out of the area to work. Where is the help and support for the many (mostly low paid) who actually work IN Hebden?

    Virginia asked 12 months ago

    Nationally, regionally and locally we have policies to remove parking from the main roads. They are becoming congested with parked cars in places and slowing the movement of vehicles especially buses and HGVs. This is causing significant air pollution and delays to buses. The bus operators then must put on another vehicle + driver to offer the same service or reduce the service. This creates a vicious cycle of decline in bus services and leads to worse congestion.

    We also have a significant number of cyclists. It is good for your health and for the environment to cycle and we want to encourage cycle use. However, cyclists are deterred from using their bikes or are being killed or seriously injured because they do not have enough space on the highway. Cyclists, just as car drivers, need route choices. Not all want to cycle on a greenway. The road hierarchy is to provide highway space for walking and cycling first- to prioritise over the car. We want to reallocate this parking on the A646 for cyclists and buses.

    We undertook a comprehensive survey in Hebden Bridge and found that there is capacity to park in the long stay car parks. They get nearly full between 11-1 however. I don’t know what time you arrive for work however. We are trying to build a new car park on the western side of HB where there is less provision.

    I hope this helps answer your question.

  • I wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to remove parking on the Mayroyd section of road, may I ask if cycle lanes will be installed to help connect cycle Route 66 and the towpath and also if provision to replace the spaces lost (maybe 50 or so) will be replaced elsewhere. Our strategy needs to be to disuse use of the almighty car into public transport (or bike) what is your strategy for this? Many thanks

    Alan Truman asked 12 months ago

    There are no current proposals to use the space used by parked cars for cycle lanes as part of the current submission. As the next stage of the project commences and all the proposals are revisited the designs will evolve with consideration given to other uses for the road space. 44 additional spaces are being created at Hebden Bridge rail station which will replace the majority of the ‘spaces’ being lost. The Hebden Bridge Parking study will address the wider parking proposals for the town.

  • Very concerned about the planned double yellow lines out the road to the train station. 0bviously lots of people including myself park here so we can catch the train. Have you made reservation for other parking close to the station?

    AndyS asked about 1 year ago

    Any amendments to current parking arrangements have been considered as part of the wider parking arrangements across Hebden Bridge. The proposed rail station car park expansion at both Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd been delivered independent of these proposals will increase the parking provision for users of the rail station.

  • Hi In response to your answer to our earlier question about the junction of new road and commercial street, you have not answered our query about entering and exiting our drive which is at this junction, nor are we reassured that the proposal will not worsen the pollution right outside our house. We believe traffic lights will inevitably increase standing traffic outside the house and it is not clear where the lights or the crossing points themselves will be placed - this will impact where the traffic will be held during red light periods. Your response references "the designs currently being presented" - what are these designs, and where exactly will new elements be positioned? We asked to see evidence that the scheme will reduce pollution but this has not been provided. Of particular importance to us is the effect on our own family. Without this evidence we have to assume that at our very local level (our house and those of our immediate neighbours) , the air quality impact will be negative. Please provide your evidence which should include numbers of vehicles passing and stationery at all points of the junction in the current situation and your estimates of what these will be in the future - as well as the basis on which these estimates are made. The proposals are to remove lights in commercial areas and add them in residential areas. Even if lights are timed to help traffic flows in off peak areas, we are not convinced that this will not cause standing traffic on the other non green sides that currently waits a moment or two only at the give way. In the circumstances we formally object to the proposals as they stand and look forward to your responses. Many thanks

    bettyandmartha asked about 1 year ago

    The designs presented at the public consultation are feasibility design only and specific locations of street furniture including traffic signals would be determined at a later design stage.  However it can be confirmed that traffic signal locations will not impact residential access and be located to maximise available footway width. Driveways close to the signals can be provided with ‘Keep Clear’ marking to prevent blocking.

    Due to the requirements for the business case document only certain years have been modelled. Therefore the numbers provided are based on forecasts in 2036, which is the furthest point in time that has been considered. Future year traffic flows have been based on the most up to date Local Plan and Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments with background growth assumption based on industry standard software.

    There are no queues forecast on the A646 or Commercial Street in 2036 without signals. With signalisation of the junction the average queue eastbound is 3 vehicles, with an average queue of 1 vehicle westbound. Average queues on Commercial Street of 2 vehicles are forecast. Across both the morning and evening peak period traffic flows will increase by less than 1 vehicle per minute in each direction with the traffic signals.

  • If you move the Pelican Crossing directly in front of the residence on the corner of Holme St and New Road as you propose, will you take into account the noise nuisance from the bleeps to the people living at this address?

    Lester Bangs asked about 1 year ago

    The proposed pedestrian crossing is not required to have the audible (bleep) to inform visually impaired users of when the pedestrian crossing is on green.  A tactile rotator cone can be provided which performs the same function without the ‘bleep’.

  • Will the plans reduce the massive increase in the heavy goods waggons that are thundering through our small built up areas and roads,Kind regards

    Geoff asked about 1 year ago

    The proposed works aim to resolve issues associated with congestion and conflict from parked cars, improving journey times and air quality as well as improving safety for all users.

    The A58 / A646 are the official diversion route promoted by Highways England if the M62 is closed. Any changes to this diversion route are outside of the scope of this study. The option of a freight consolidation centre along the M62 around the Calderdale area has been considered, but is currently outside of the scope of this study. 

  • I point you to a planning application currently pending with Calderdale Council (18/00002/CON), this is a multi use facility with a 100+ capacity theatre, bar, pop up shops, café, bakery, accommodation and other uses. This application just off the A58 in Sowerby bridge centre has little to no parking provision, no notable highways works has been mentioned in the application! Why aren't these projects forced to finance the required highway works that will be needed due to a very large increase in traffic to the area? If Tesco's wants a supermarket, they are made to improve the highway before it opens, I urge the powers that be to ensure this application is treated with the same merit.

    james s asked about 1 year ago

    We asses each application on its merits. We are requiring the applicant to address the impacts of the development. The HDC responses include the requirement for improvement works in the highway fronting the site, a TRO to control unloading on the frontage and we are ensuring the internal layout is revised to address servicing issues.

    Regarding parking provision, there is no requirement to provide any additional spaces given the location in the defined town centre and the availability of public car parking within walking distance.


  • If you are serious about reducing pollution, will your plans address the issue of ice cream vans parking illegally on the pavement near the junction of New Road and Holme Street, with their engines idling for up to ten hours non stop?

    Lester Bangs asked about 1 year ago

    Calderdale Council are already aware of complaints regarding an ice cream van in Hebden.

    Parking fines have been issued on a number of occasions but they appear to be happy to pay them as they have been making so much profit this summer at that location.

    We are yet to consider alternative options. However, it is likely to be a police prosecution issue.

  • How will cyclists be able to safely cross the A646 in Hebden Bridge from Holme St to Bridge Gate and vice versa? At present, cyclists rely on the traffic lights to stop traffic so they can cross safely. The lines of sight, especially from Bridge Gate looking right, are not good enough to see traffic at the speeds at which it actually travels. The proposed changes are dangerous for cyclists crossing the A646 at this juction.

    Pete R asked about 1 year ago

    The signal controlled crossing at Holme Street / Bridge Gate will have facilities for both cyclists and pedestrians to cross the A646.

  • What is the evidence that the current bus stop provision on Albert Street Hebden Bridge is not already sufficient, given the likely great diesel pollution and yet more parking spaces removed at a time of intense pressure on the retail sector by the proposal?

    Russell King asked about 1 year ago

    The proposals on Albert Street are not intended to address an issue on the street. The proposals are part of measures to remove the layover for buses on the A646 opposite the picture house by providing alternative facilities. 

  • The proposal to open up Tan Pits directly onto the A646 in Hebden Bridge would lose all the parking spaces there. Is this correct? I see there are also no proposals for residents parking in Hebden - we would be willing to pay good money for a residents license!

    Emma B asked about 1 year ago

    The Corridor Improvement Programme objectives are focused on the A646 with some minor approach road measures. A wider parking strategy is outside the remit of this study.

    The opening up of the new entrance will potentially remove some of the parking from along the A646; however blocking the existing entrance will potentially provide an opportunity for parking along this side. The details of any parking loss or gains will be investigated as part of the detailed design process.

  • We live at the bottom of Commercial Street in Hebden Bridge and can see the proposal is to signalise the junction with Burnley Road and add a controlled pedestrian crossing. The "current situation" graphic states that "Heavy right turn from Burnley Road blocks traffic travelling westbound whilst waiting to find gaps.". It is not clear to us that this is a major issue which would be improved by traffic lights and would like to understand what research led to your conclusions. It also appears that any controls (traffic lights etc) would potentially block our drive and make entering and leaving more difficult and have significant periods with standing traffic outside a number of houses, including ours waiting for lights to change resulting in increased air pollution for all. Currently, whilst at busy periods there is some queuing traffic at the bottom of commercial street, the scheme would result in this being the case all the time. We would like to see the evidence that the scheme will reduce pollution. It seems that rather than reducing pollution, the scheme will ensure that traffic stops at the junction for significant periods at all times rather than just at rush hours thus increasing rather than reducing sustained periods of idling time. We also believe that having traffic lights may increase accident risk as people increase speed to jump the lights. Better use of funds would be to enforce the existing 20mph limit through the area with increased police speed checks. There is no mention of removing the flower bed and steps at the junction which would improve visibility and assist those with reduced mobility. We would like to understand how to formally object to these proposals

    bettyandmartha asked about 1 year ago

    The upgrade for the existing priority controlled junction at Commercial Street / New Road to signal control aims to improve efficiency of the junction, reducing congestion and in turn improving air quality, as well as improving the pedestrian facilities at the junction with a signalised pedestrian crossing catering for the east /west pedestrian desire line between Hebden Bridge and the station. It is noted that that the majority of the existing congestion is in the peak hour periods, however the traffic signals will have a detection system that allows it to change the green time dependant on traffic flow on each approach which will prevent unnecessary congestion in the off peak hours. This has been confirmed using a strategic traffic modelling tool. The signalisation of this junction compliments a signal strategy for the whole of Hebden Bridge, incorporating this and the other junctions to create a seamless journey through the town. There are no current proposals to remove the flower beds or steps, however the designs currently been presented are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses. All comments can be submitted via the online survey link by 28th September 2018.

  • Why have no plans been presented for Mytholmroyd Town Centre, even tough this is probably the main cause for congestion on the route. Bus stops could be moved now many buildings have been demolished and pavements could be widened or narrowed accordingly. HGVs use County Bridge very frequently but they find it difficult to make the corner as the path protrudes into the road around the post office to the east and the toilet block to the west, however, neither of these buildings are there anymore. Why have outdated maps been used for the plans where this could have been picked up on.

    J.B asked about 1 year ago

    We appreciate that New Road bridge and the junction with Burnley Road is a critical congestion point in Mytholmroyd centre. The location of the bus stops outside the toilet block and Dusty Miller are being looked at under a different study. The land previously occupied by the post office and toilets is being used by the environment agency for the works they are doing. A number of different options have been considered for this junction, however any proposals as part of this scheme of works need to be built by March 2021 and not required any land; therefore a solution is not deliverable under this programme. 

  • What are the sowerby bridge plans? As I can't identify what is planned. Thankyou

    Kinny asked about 1 year ago

    You can download the plans for Sowerby Bridge using the link below. Please note you may need to zoom in to read some of the smaller text. 

    https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/1565/documents/1629

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you require further clarification. 

    It may interest you to know that we will shortly be undergoing some engagement on the Sowerby Bridge Masterplan which highlights a series of aspirations to improve Sowerby Bridge as a town. More information will be available on yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk from Fri 21 Sept.

  • In response to your reply regarding my question about speed camera's, I am still not happy that you are addressing issues of safety on the road and traffic flow (both of which would be addressed by speed camera's or at least SOME kind of traffic calming measures - such as chicanes in the highly populated areas). As you state in the objectives "They would also aim to reduce accidents throughout the schemes by 10% by 2022, particularly involving pedestrians and cyclists.". How does a few redesigned pedestrian crossings and redesigned traffic lights address this??. This would hardly impact actual traffic flow or safety of cyclists. There is no mention of converting paths to dual cycle/pedestrian use. There is no mention of effective management of traffic flow or traffic calming (aside from perhaps the use of smart traffic lights, although the impact of this alone would be limited as people tend to speed in the straight stretches where no speed camera's are present, causing traffic to accumulate). The biggest hazards in the valley are the areas where the roads narrow and there is nothing to discourage motorists from speeding, dedicated lanes for cyclists or dual use paths should be considered as an alternative. As for road casualties in the region, true they may not reflect casualties in cities but I know personally of cyclists and pedestrians who have lost their lives in incidents in the valley. The population is spread out along Calder valley but that doesn't mean accidents don't occur. Burnley road really is a race track in the evening and at night and this discourages citizens from making journeys AT ALL - by bicycle, car or on foot. Only the other night whilst cycling early in the morning I witness a convoy of 20+ mostly Audi and BMWcars almost bumper to bumper travelling at speed through luddendenfoot. Several serious car incidents have occurred within metres of where I live near burnley road alone - only the other day an Audi driver almost hit my car head on whilst he turned into my road at speed on the WRONG side of the road. I will pursue obtaining the figures independently, but I maintain that the measures detailed in the proposals are highly unlikely to yield the objectives and results set out on this site. An alternative would be to hold back and wait for the casualty figures to increase in the valley, with money being prioritised above lives as is the fashion these days.

    Jon W asked about 1 year ago

    The scheme objectives are not aimed at changing traffic flow along the corridors or traffic calming, the measures are to improve journey times.

    Other off-corridor measures along the towpath between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, and cycle crossing facilities along popular cycle routes will help address the safety element of the schemes. There is no current proposal to converting existing footpaths along the corridor, due to the improvements in the off-corridor provision for cyclist. Removal of parking creating pinchpoints will help make cycling along the corridor safer for those who choose to do it.

    All accident statistics for the last 5 years have been reviewed to determine the locations where interventions are need most, combined with stakeholder engagement to create a complete picture of the existing issues. Consideration has been given to the severity of the accidents when prioritising locations.  

  • Section E: The idea of a one-way loop Water Hill/Blackwall Lane is welcome but what provision is there or turning right onto Burnley Road from Blackwall Lane (a lot of vehicles come down from Wainstalls/Mt Tabor/Newlands/Warley heading for the upper valley and it isnt obvious how their journeys will be accommodated). Section E: closing off Wallis Street means that industrial users on Recreation Road and Back Pleasant Street only have Villa Street and Albert Road for access. Articulated lorries already use Villa Street which is narrow and serves a large number of dwellings. Wallis Street is similarly poor but closing one will double the use of the other. What contingency plans are there to deal with this problem? Section I: The one-way loop is good but the pelican crossing under the railway tunnel should be changed to a zebra which would prevent acommon occurrence where a pedestrian presses the stoplight button but crosses before the light changes, leaving drivers frustrated by an unnecessary hold-up. Section J: not indicated on the plan but the regular early morning blockage to northbound traffic entering Tuel Lane caused by on-street loading at Wetherspoons should be prevented by a better regulated system. Vehicles parked here prevent upward traffic, particularly when the right turn lane southbound is occupied by vehicles - this quickly turns into gridlock. Generally: a lot of the proposals are to be welcomed but more effort should be put into creating pedestrian and cycle routes within the hinterland - the proposals only deal with the main road edges.

    Phil Hawdon asked about 1 year ago

    Responses in order of your points raised:
    • Vehicles will be permitted to turn right out of Blackwall Lane onto Burnley Road – the extended traffic island is proposed to prevent right turning vehicles from Burnley Road into Blackwall Lane.
    • Wallis Street will remain open - this was an oversight..
    • A number of different options have been considered for the crossing under the railway bridge. The current proposal is to retain the crossing as it is, but tie in the operation of the junction with the signals towards Tuel Lane. However the designs currently been presented are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the options develop. 
    • Loading/Unloading on double yellow lines is permitted on double yellow lines for a maximum period of 30 minutes.  There are however proposals for a peak time loading ban to be introduced at this specific location  - full details are available on the website https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/sites/default/files/tuel-lane-map.pdf .  Once introduced, it would mean that during peak times loading and unloading would not be permitted and enforcement action could then be taken. 
    • The purpose of this study is improvements along the corridors for all modes of transport; other wider cycling opportunities are outside the remit of this study.

  • Will parking be restricted on the A646 after the Hebden Bridge station junction in the direction of Mytholmroyd? There are regularly 50-60 cars parked here on a weekday which is greater than the number of additional parking spaces being added at Hebden Bridge station - what is the assessment of the impact on commuters who need to drive to the station of the proposals if they do include these parking restrictions?

    Ducnan asked about 1 year ago

    The current proposals include removing the parking on the A646 after the station on the way to Mytholmroyd. Calderdale have undertaken a study on the people parking on the road, with a split between commuters and people using Hebden Bridge town centre. With the additional spaces at both Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd Station, and the spaces available in Hebden Bridge there is sufficient parking available if these spaces are removed. 

  • Would it be possible to improve the turn right manoeuvre from Elland Road towards Kebroyd/Triangle/Sowerby Bridge - Section G plan refers - by the use of a yellow hatched box or better still sequenced traffic lights (or some other proposal)? I appreciate that alignment changes and formalised parking may help but even better if something more formal could be put in place. Currently turning right is extremely difficult at most times but in particular peak times. Often it's down to the goodwill of other drivers allowing the manoeuvre to take place safely.

    MoPo asked about 1 year ago

    A number of options have been developed for this junction including signalisation. The intention is to revisit the proposed design of this junction during the detailed design stage to develop a design that gives the most benefits to the most users.

  • what is to happen to the convenient bus stop on Sowerby New Road opposite the Tesco store? this bus stop is well used by shoppers going up towards Sowerby, the majority of users being being elderly, disabled or both for whom walking is not an easy task let alone carrying shopping any distance. Also how is this plan going to ease traffic congestion when more traffic will be forced to use this route if the staion road traffic is diverted along it by not being allowed to exit it to the right ? What about the amount of traffic exiting from Tesco's wishing to go up Sowerby! Traffic will still back up behind the traffic waiting to turn right across the Rochdale road flow of traffic onto Station road,. also the pelican crossing under the bridge.will still cause hold ups At peak times traffic can already be backed up beyond Sowerby New Road school, how far up New road and Quarry Hill will it be backed up if the junction is moved up to the top of Foundry street

    none asked about 1 year ago

    The bus stop is to be moved onto West Street due to the one way gyratory. Access routes to the new bus stop locations will be considered at the detailed design stage.

    The one way gyratory will operate largely on a free flow basis, reducing the need to stop unless you are travelling out of Sowerby Bridge westbound. Banning the right turn at Station Road allows traffic across the whole area to flow better by reducing the number of conflicting movements.

    A number of different options have been considered for the crossing under the railway bridge. The current proposal is to retain the crossing as it is, but tie in the operation of the junction with the signals towards Tuel Lane. However the designs currently been presented are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the options develop.

  • Hello, I have asked a question previously that had not been answered. The question was “'I note on the Ripponden section of the proposals there signed routes down to the Ryburn Valley Greenway. At present there are no details from the council committing themselves to that project. Will it go ahead now as part of the CIP?' A prompt answer this time would be appreciated.

    Bob asked about 1 year ago

    Please accept our apologies that your previous question has been overlooked. The Ryburn Valley Greenway is still under consideration by CMBC. However the scheme is less developed than the CIP’s Scheme and therefore the time scales and cost do not align with the requirements of the CIPs.

  • Regarding Sowerby Bridge central, are there any alterations to the existing parking on Dale Terrace, Tower Hill.

    stavelea asked about 1 year ago

    There are currently no proposals to change the parking on Dale Terrace, the parking on Tower Hill will be formalised on the right hand side.

  • Could you please tell me about parking in Tower Hill Sowerby Bridge

    stavelea asked about 1 year ago

    The parking on Tower Hill will be formalised on the right hand side.

  • Please can you confirm what all-weather surface will be used for the canal path between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden and when this work will be completed by

    Ed, Hebden Bridge asked about 1 year ago

    The details of the surfacing to be used is still to be confirm, it is likely to be similar to that already being constructed from Sowerby Bridge outskirts (Sowerby Bridge west) and the section from Luddenden Foot to Hebden Bridge. The work is expected to be completed by 2019 subject to boating season and the ability for wash wall repairs.

  • I am extremely concerned that there is no mention of speed cameras in the proposals. Many speed cameras are found along major roads in nearby towns and cities yet few exist within Calderdale. This results in Burnley Road often seeming like a race track outside peak hours, with "boy racers" commuting to the area to race each other (often meeting up at Abert Promenade and other locations). I will be discussing with my MP about the fact that unless road safety is taken seriously and speed camera's installed, improvements in safety will not be made. Can you explain why speed cameras are not being considered, especially in light of the many millions committed to these improvements?.

    Jon W asked about 1 year ago

    Speed camera provision is done through the West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership. There are strict criteria about placing of new cameras based around casualty statistics and speed profiles. We are fortunate in Calderdale in that our speed related casualties (in fact all casualties) are low which is why we do not have many cameras. Therefore, provision of cameras is not something that we can consider as part of this scheme.

  • At a drop in I was told that there was also a plan for car parking in Hebden Bridge. I can't find it, can you help please? Our businesses are effected by too little parking. Thanks

    Lexi asked about 1 year ago

    A parking study and draft parking strategy have been produced but are not yet published. The draft of each was taken to the Hebden Bridge development board and will be developed further subject to comments received.

  • There is no suggestion to improve the junction of Elland Road and Halifax Road in Ripponden. This is a very difficult junction because of the hill and traffic lights on Halifax Road and needs improving in some way

    alison asked about 1 year ago

    A number of options have been developed for this junction including signalisation. The intention is to revisit the proposed design of this junction during the detailed design stage to develop a design that gives the most benefits to the most users.

  • Why, when it would address many of the aims of the improvement programme (reducing pollution levels by moving cyclists and pedestrians away from the road, improving physical safety for cyclists and pedestrians), as well as address wider concerns such as levels of fitness and encouraging the use of more sustainable transport, is the Ryburn Valley Greenway not part of the plan (as confirmed in the answer to the earlier question)?

    Andrew asked about 1 year ago

    The Ryburn Valley Greenway is still under consideration by CMBC. However the scheme is less developed than the CIP’s Scheme and therefore the time scales and cost do not align with the requirements of the CIPs.

  • Are there any plans to make cycling safer from Rishworth, down the A58 between Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge to the railway station and the canal towpath which links with Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Brighouse.? How are you going to reduce cycling casualties (one of the aims of the project) when there appears to be only a little bit of UNPROTECTED cycling lanes on section H (Kebroyd) of the proposals? Elsewhere there is none.

    SteveP asked about 1 year ago

    Proposal for the canal towpath between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden are being considered separately as part of the City Connect programme, with some construction already started. These proposals are supporting the section of the canal towpath between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden by providing additional funding to complete the weir crossings to create an end to end route.

    Other cycle proposals include the provision of advanced stop lanes at signalised junctions, and in Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and King Cross, designated cycle facilities at Heptonstall Road in Hebden Bridge, toucan crossing facilities at numerous locations, provision of an off road link in Sowerby Bridge between the northern and southern section of the canal towpath.

    Off road cycle options between Rishworth and Sowerby Bridge are being considered as part of a separate study.

  • As one of the aims of the plans is to address 'pockets of poor air quality' won't traffic lights at the junction of the A646 and Commercial Street in Hebden Bridge result in a pocket of poor air quality? Traffic that would currently have been able to continue on its way when there is no other traffic will be waiting at the lights to enter and leave Hebden Bridge? Another aim is to reduce accidents. Have there been any at the junction of the A646 and Commercial Street in Hebden Bridge? If there haven't been any, how can having traffic lights there help to reduce them?

    Pete Thomasson asked about 1 year ago

    The upgrade for the existing priority controlled junction at Commercial Street / New Road to signal control aims to improve efficiency of the junction, reducing congestion and in turn improving air quality. The signal controlled junction will also offer safe pedestrian movements across Commercial Street.

    With regards to collision data there has been 1 collision at Commercial Street junction, and numerous incidents of large vehicles getting stuck attempting tight turns resulting in damage only incidents.


  • proposal not question,Regarding the bus stop at the junction of midgley rd and burnley(,east bound on burnley road, for the mini bus service) if it was moved round the corner onto midgley road it would ease congestion, and confusion for bus pasengers thinking its a regular bus stop.

    Simon asked about 1 year ago

    There are current no proposals to amend the location of this bus stop as it has not been identified as a congestion problem area within Mytholmroyd, however the designs currently been presented are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses.

  • Is the Ryburn Valley Greenway part of the plan?

    Andrew asked about 1 year ago

    No, the Ryburn Valley Greenway is not part of this programme.

  • There is no suggestion to improve the junction from Horsehold Rd onto Market Street by the Co-op in Hebden Bridge. The present proposals are likely to increase the continuity of flow (and possibly the speed) of the traffic on Market Street and thus make coming out of this junction onto the main road even more difficuilt than it is at present. Could you please consider a way of tackling this problem?

    Stella King asked about 1 year ago

    There are current no proposals to amend the design of this junction as it has not been identified as a problem junction within Hebden Bridge, however the designs currently been presented are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses.

  • when will we kniw the details as the side of my house is on Oldam Road in Ripponden. I do not want the ampunt if traffic to increase and I want the number of HGVs to decrease by parking at a services or new area to transfer goods to smaller vehicles from exit 22 down the valley.

    gills asked about 1 year ago

    The proposed works aim to resolve issues associated with congestion and conflict from parked cars, improving journey times and air quality as well as improving safety for all users.

    The A58 is the official diversion route promoted by Highways England if the M62 is closed. Any changes to this diversion route are outside of the scope of this study. The option of a freight consolidation centre along the M62 around the Calderdale area has been considered, but is currently outside of the scope of this study. 

  • There does not appear to be any proposals to introduce any additional parking restrictions on th A58 from its junction with Rochdale Road in the centre of Ripponden, towards Rishworth. I understand some 3/4 years ago that there was a proposed TRO to do this. There is a terrible parking problem in this area, and large vehicles such as buses and lorries cannot pass one another due to parking on both sides of the road. Why does this new proposal not include any proposals to limit the parking to just one side of the road to allow the free flow of traffic?

    Ian asked about 1 year ago

    There are no current proposals on this stretch of road. These designs are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses.

  • 1. Why is there a proposed pelican crossing to be made across Commercial Street / junction of New Road, when there has been no accidents there with pedestrians? 1A. Will this in itself further delay traffic and cause yet more air traffic pollution? 2. What surveys of air pollution have been carried out on the junction of Commercial Street and New Road? 2A. What evidence is there that traffic lights at this juncture will help air pollution in this area? 2B. How will these be monitored in future to ensure cleaner air quality? 3. Who is going to take these concerns on board?

    Dorothy Ann Simister asked about 1 year ago

    The proposed pedestrian crossing is intended to improve pedestrian access for Hebden Bridge to the Station and deter pedestrians using the narrow footway on the south side of Burnley Road east of the junction with Commercial Street.

    The proposed upgrade of signal control of the junction between Burnley Road and Commercial Street should reduce delay at the junction by removing conflicts between opposing traffic moments (ahead movement eastbound and right turn from Burnley Road into Commercial Street). This has been confirmed using a strategic traffic modelling tool. The signalisation of this junction compliments a signal strategy for the whole of Hebden Bridge, incorporating this and the other junctions to create a seamless journey through the town.

  • what about pedestrians walking up the main road wishing to cross Foundry street at the bottom to continue there journey along the main road. due to the increased amount of tyraffic at this junction this looks as though it will be impossible to continue your journey on foot. or access the shops on west street

    none asked about 1 year ago

    Final details of the location and type of pedestrian crossings in Sowerby Bridge are to be determined. So far crossings have been provided on key desire lines for pedestrian movements. These designs are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses.

  • I am extremely concerned about the proposal to site a traffic light at the Commercial St/New Rd junction in Hebden Bridge. I can see there are stop lines on New Rd but not on Commercial St, which is where I live,. The road is extremely narrow ther and there is only 1 pavement. Where are you proposing to have the cars idling at a traffic light?

    Moya O'Donnell asked about 1 year ago

    The upgrade for the existing priority controlled junction at Commercial Street / New Road to signal control aims to improve efficiency of the junction, reducing congestion and in turn improving air quality, as well as improving the pedestrian facilities at the junction with a signalised pedestrian crossing catering for the east /west pedestrian desire line between Hebden Bridge and the station.

  • Have the residents in and around the junction of Commercial Street and the A646 been consulted or even talked to, particularly in light of increased standing traffic and air pollution ? What are the accident statistics for pedestrians been injured, maimed or fatalities in and around this junction or as Hebden Bridge as a whole?

    Dorothy Ann Simister asked about 1 year ago

    The consultation period which is currently ongoing and due to finish 28/092018 is the platform for local residents to share their views / concerns with the proposals. With regards to collision data there has been 1 collision at Commercial Street junction not involving a pedestrian; 5 pedestrian and 6 cyclist collisions in Hebden Bridge, with 3 of the pedestrian collisions being serious.

    The proposed works aim to resolve issues associated with congestion and conflict from parked cars, improving journey times and air quality as well as improving safety for all users.

  • I can’t see any proposals for the stretch of road in Ripponden above JLA where parking constantly restricts the road with vehicles parking dangerously close to the central island making it exceptionally difficult for buses and lorries to get through,occasionally resorting to driving on the wrong side of the island.They also park across the bus stop.This has been an increasing problem over the last few years.

    Cas asked about 1 year ago

    There are no current proposals on this stretch of road. These designs are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses.

  • Has consideration been given to adapting less-used pavements into segregated cycleways?

    Abrowan asked over 1 year ago

    A range of options have been considered to incorporate both cycle and pedestrian facilities along the length of the corridor. Without details on the suggested locations where this may be appropriate it is difficult to comment further.

  • Will there be a possible pedestrian crossing across the top of Foundry Street? It looks as if there will be increased traffic flow that way and I note that there isn't one on the map.

    Christine Turner asked over 1 year ago

    Final details of the location and type of pedestrian crossings in Sowerby Bridge are to be determined. So far crossings have been provided on key desire lines for pedestrian movements, with low demand and safety concerns ruling out a crossing on Foundry Street at this stage. These designs are subject to change so any suggestions will be carefully considered as the design progresses.