A £27m road construction project was assigned to John Sisk & Son and the firm will start works in West Yorkshire. The works to improve the Calder and Hebble junction form Phase 1b of a wider project to improve the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is fully funding for the project through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund. Sisk has appointed consulting engineer WSP to work on the design elements, as part of the design and build scheme.
The key areas of Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road and Wakefield Road are on improvement plans. A new link road will be created via a bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble Navigation to a roundabout on Stainland Road.
A new signal-controlled junction at the interchange of A629/Jubilee Road and an improved approach lane will also be introduced, as well as landscaping along Stainland Road and additional access points to the canal towpath.
The scheme will deliver improved access to Copley, Sowerby Bridge and Halifax once completed. It aims to improve journey times between Huddersfield and Halifax by up to 30%. The construction is yet to start this summer and completion is expected before the end of 2022.