Lindley Liberal Democrat councillors have welcomed the decision to resurface New Hey Road next month.

Kirklees Council will resurface New Hey Road in Oakes from Crosland Road to Dean Street. The works are due to start on Monday February 19 with completion planned by Friday March 1.

The council will also re-kerb the two central reservation islands between Plover Road and Dean Street and carry out some minor kerb repairs and drainage works.

The scheme is included in the council’s two-year Highways Capital Plan (2023-2025) and will cost approximately £200,000.

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has been issued by the council, which will result in traffic control two-way signals and temporary road closures at the junction with New Hey Road, including Tanyard Road, Crosland Road, Sparks Road and Oakes Road and Oakes Road South.

Temporary road diversions will be in place and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The two-way traffic signals will be in use between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Lindley councillors Cahal Burke and Anthony Smith welcomed the news. Clr Burke said: “Resurfacing is a vital part of highways maintenance. The scheme will improve the long-term condition of the road and help to prevent problems in the future.

“As well as removing surface problems and restoring the road surface to a new condition, it will restore skid resistance and should make journeys smoother.”

His ward colleague Clr Smith said it was good news and added: “There will be some disruption while the works take place but they will be temporary and diversionary routes will be in place.”