£8m To Improve Kirklees' Roads

It will be used for highways development works around Lockwood and Longroyd Bridge and also to improve the Queensgate section of Huddersfield ring road.

Kirklees Council has been awarded over £8 million to make highways improvements in key locations.

The funding has been agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to cut congestion, promote a cleaner environment and support economic growth.

It will be used for highways development works around Lockwood and Longroyd Bridge, which are both busy areas for traffic, and also to improve the Queensgate section of Huddersfield ring road to make it more attractive for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

The total funding from the Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund is £8.19million and detailed plans for each individual scheme will now be developed.

Councillor Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: “This is great news for Kirklees. We are delighted to have secured this money for further investment in important routes.

“The changes we make will reduce the delays faced by people driving in and out of Huddersfield and will bring health benefits thanks to improved air quality and better walking and cycling facilities.

“They will boost economic growth by supporting communities and businesses, encouraging more investment in the local area.

This scheme of works will provide the critical infrastructure to service key sites in the Local Plan, which is coming for council approval on February 27th. It is yet another example of the council taking the lead in achieving a strong and productive economy which brings regeneration to the district.”

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