Delays ahead for drivers

TRAFFIC is facing hold-ups as road-safety work starts today.

The council is hoping to reduce accidents at one of Halifax’s black-spots with a new zebra crossing in King Cross Street near the junction with Mayfield Avenue.

Several large areas for pedestrians to stand will be created in the centre of the road and anti-skid surfacing will be laid down.

The stretch of road, which runs through a large residential area, was identifed by the council as a site for concern after a high incidence of pedestrians were injured in accidents.

Meanwhile the trafiic island at the junction of King Cross Road and Aachen Way will be enlarged.

The piece of road, close to Greycourt Close, will be extended to help pedestrians crossing the road.

Delays are expected while the works are carried out but the council is hoping to keep this to a minimum.

The work is expected to last for six weeks.