Ainley Top roundabout overnight resurfacing starts tonight

Roadworks starting at Ainley Top
Roadworks starting at Ainley Top

There will be evening and overnight closures at Ainley Top starting tonight (Tuesday) as part of a £2 million redevelopment scheme.

The closures will be in place for three weeks and will allow for resurfacing work after the five month scheme got underway in January.

The M62 slip roads at Junction 24 will be closed every evening and overnight from May 6 until May 23.

Resurfacing work will also be carried out on the A629 Halifax Road between Ainley Top and Yew Tree Road.

During the evening closure period, the following roads will also be closed:

• A629 Halifax Road from Yew Tree Road

• Blackley New Road from Blackley Roundabout

• A643 Lindley Moor Road from the side road near Cedar Court Hotel

• A629 Huddersfield Road/Calderdale Way in Elland from the slip road to Elland Riorges Link

• A643 Brighouse Road from Grimescar Road (access to the Toby Carvery pub and restaurant will be maintained

• Huddersfield Road in Elland, leading to Calderdale Way from the last house.

The overnight closure times and dates are as follows:

• May 6, 7, 8 and 9 from 8pm until 6am following day (Calderdale 7.45pm to 6am)

• May 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 from 8pm until 6am following day (Calderdale 7.45pm to 6am)

• May 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 8pm until 6am following day (Calderdale 7.45pm to 6am).

The area is under the jurisdiction of Kirklees Council which says it is working closely with Metro and local bus companies on changes to evening schedules.

Information is available on and on Twitter and Facebook.

Special arrangements will enable emergency vehicles to pass through the road closures.

Ainley Top is being widened to three lanes on the roundabout with new traffic lights on each approach and exit to manage congestion.

New traffic lights will control traffic movements so drivers will no longer need to find gaps in fast moving traffic. Pedestrians will also be able to use new ‘red and green figure’ crossing facilities.

The roundabout speed limit will also be reduced to 40mph which will improve safety for all road users and should reduce the number of accidents.

The improvement work is necessary because of a new housing development on nearby Lindley Moor.

The highway improvements at Ainley Top are expected to be completed by June 6, 2014.