Flood-Hit Todmorden Road To Reopen

Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden was damaged in the boxing day floods.

Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles on Friday 12 May following major repair works.

The road was damaged when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following large-scale design work. Whilst work commenced, other landslip damage was identified and work was prolonged to include the added section of the road.

The road has been shut for many weeks whilst necessary repairs have been ongoing. Excavations of the site have taken place and the road has been strengthened in places to prevent further slips.

As well as the structural enhancements, the Council is planting bulbs at the site of the road to return the natural beauty of the area.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Highways and Transportation, Steven Lee, said: “This has been a complex project requiring great care and attention to detail, I’m pleased that the work is now almost complete.

“We know the road closure has caused some disruption, but it was necessary for safety reasons. The new road surface will now be stronger and more resilient to any damage caused by heavy rainfall in the future.”

The expected opening for traffic on the road will be the morning of Friday 12 May.

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