Next phase of improving travel and easing congestion around Brighouse

A consultation over a improving travel and easing congestion around Brighouse town centre has ended - so what happens now?

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 9:00 am

Residents and businesses around the Brighouse area, as well as those living or working along the A641 from Bradford to Kirklees, were asked to share further feedback to help inform plans for infrastructure investment.

Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and in collaboration with Bradford and Kirklees councils, on plans to improve the A641 - a key route through Brighouse which connects Huddersfield and Bradford.

So what happens now

The A641 at Brighouse

The feedback along with other consultations and necessary technical analysis will be used to further develop a proposed package of transport improvement schemes.

In Summer 2021 developers plan to undertake full public consultation on the proposed package of schemes. This will give everyone an opportunity to review the proposals and provide a further opportunity to help shape the final package of schemes.

In Autumn 2021 an Outline Business Case will be submitted to WYCA. This business case will present the final package of schemes, explaining why they are needed, how much they will cost, what are the impacts and benefits and how /when will the schemes be delivered.

During 2022, subject to approval from WYCA, the proposed package of schemes will be progressed to a greater level of design detail and further engagement and consultation will take place.

By the end of 2025, subject to approvals, the multi-modal package of transport improvement schemes will have been built.

On an average day the road carries around 38,000 vehicles, but a number of transport related issues are currently experienced, including traffic congestion, poor air quality and a lack of facilities for people choosing to walk and cycle.

The scheme is being funded through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

It will also receive money from the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund - a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal.

The main area of improvements extends from Huddersfield Ring Road in Kirklees to Odsal and Bankfoot in Bradford passing through Bailiff Bridge and Brighouse town centre.

Possible upgrades could be made at the A644 from Brighouse town centre to junction 25 of the M62 and sections of the A643 in the vicinity of Brighouse.