Weekend closures of Stainland Road add to roadwork misery

Traffic along Stainland Road
Traffic along Stainland Road

Motorists will face weekend road closures on the main road into West Vale for the next three weeks.

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Work is being carried by Northern PowerGrid to replace high voltage power cables and temporary traffic lights are in place causing delays on the area

Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Strategic Infrastructure, Steven Lee, said: “Work on Stainland Road involves the replacement of high voltage power cables - essential work to ensure the future security of thousands of electricity supplies between Sowerby Bridge and West Vale.

“Traffic lights are in place while the work is being carried out and a temporary road closure is scheduled over the weekends of November 17-18, 24-25 December 1-2.

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"To limit disruption, the closure will be in place from Saturday at 8pm to Sunday 6am on these dates. To complete this work as quickly as possible, extra resources have been employed by Northern PowerGrid.

“Following initial reports of queues, we assessed the traffic management set up and asked for improvements to be made. We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with Northern PowerGrid throughout the works and seek improvements wherever possible.”

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