Works to improve the A62 Manchester Road at Slaithwaite will begin on Monday July 31 for approximately four weeks.

The works, which include resurfacing, will cover the stretch between Neilds Road and Linfit Fold.

Kirklees Council says works are programmed Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 6pm. No weekend work is proposed however if required, advance notice will be given to affected residents and businesses.

As there are no suitable traffic diversions along this route, and due to the narrow carriageway, a convoy system will be put in place to enable traffic to pass safely through the works.

This means vehicles will be escorted through by a dedicated vehicle at a maximum speed of 10mph. Side roads along this route will also be affected with phased road closures and temporary diversions in place. These include Neilds Road, Varley Road, Ned Lane, Back O’Dam, Commercial Street, Hollins Road and Kitchen Fold.

Several other resurfacing schemes across the district are also planned for July.   

Resurfacing of Waingate, Berry Brow, will be carried out between Bridge Street and Newsome Road South. This will include carriageways from the junction with Woodhead Road to the junction with Caldercliffe Road.

Works will take place weekdays 6pm to midnight from Monday July 10 for approximately two weeks. There will be a full road closure in place from Woodhead Road to Caldercliffe Road.

Signed diversions will be in place when closures are in operation, with the proposed diversion via Woodhead Road, Lockwood Scar, Church Lane and Newsome Road South.

In addition, four carriageway resurfacing schemes are to start on July 31 in the Holmfirth area. These include East Street, Butt Lane, Main Gate and Dean Bridge Lane.

Works are estimated to take five weeks and will take place Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm. Temporary traffic lights and signed diversions will be in place.

Clr Masood Ahmed, Cabinet member for the environment, said: “I’m pleased to see schemes funded by the highways capital programme, which was approved at Cabinet earlier this year, programmed to go ahead this month.

“It’s important these resurfacing works take place, particularly ahead of the winter season, as this will help prevent new potholes from forming, and minimise other wear and tear on the roads, which can be more prevalent during the colder months of the year.

“I thank everyone in advance who may be affected by the resurfacing, for their patience and understanding whilst these important works are carried out.”