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Ambitious plans to spend £8m to improve Calderdale’s road network

Councillor Barry Collins
Councillor Barry Collins

Almost £8m will be invested in Calderdale’s highways over the next 12 months, according to a report which will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.

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The Highways Capital and Revenue Programmes report, which will be considered by Cabinet, sets out the planned highways projects for 2018/19.

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The report outlines the different sources of funding which the Council has received and how the money will be allocated to improve the highways network.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Councillor Barry Collins, said: “The Council has ambitious plans for our road network, with approximately half a billion pounds of investment planned between now and 2022 for development schemes, infrastructure projects and safety improvements.

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“This impressive figure includes plans for an extensive programme of work which will help us to tackle a number of areas which we need to address, from reducing congestion, re-surfacing roads and repairing retaining walls to improving street lighting across the borough.”

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Cabinet will be asked to approve the highways programme within the report at the next meeting.

This will be held at 6pm on Monday 30 July 2018 at Halifax Town Hall.