Drivers are being warned of 24-hour closures as a £750,000 road resurfacing scheme gets underway for the Queensgate and Shorehead stretch of Huddersfield Ring Road.

Kirklees Council will start work on improvements in Queensgate and around the Shorehead roundabout which will include new kerbs, the central reservation and upgraded traffic signals and pedestrian crossings.

The works will start on Monday June 24 and are expected to take around two months to complete. They are coming ahead of development work for the Our Cultural Heart town centre regeneration scheme.

David Shepherd, the council’s strategic director for growth and regeneration, said: “Huddersfield Ring Road is a vital gateway into Huddersfield town centre and by investing in these works, we are creating better access to town centre shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and local businesses.

“The difference will be significant and I would like to thank people in advance for their patience while these important works are carried out.”




To allow the works go ahead safely and efficiently, the project requires some complete road closures for a 24-hour period.

This will be limited from Monday to Thursday 8am until midnight, and again from 4.30pm until midnight on Sundays. Work will not be carried out on Friday or Saturday in support of the local leisure industry.

Any noisy operational work should be completed by midnight. If the project experiences delays, advance notice will be given to residents and businesses in the area.

Digital Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) will be in place in advance of the works starting, displaying important information. Signed diversion routes for traffic will be in place.

Throughout the works, traffic management will vary with diversion routes in place to support the work phases.

Whilst work starts on Shorehead roundabout, there will be two diversion routes in place. Firstly, via Castlegate, Chapel Hill and Firth Street to Wakefield Road with the second via Wakefield Road, St Andrew’s Road, Gasworks Street, A62 Leeds Road, Southgate and Castlegate.

As work continues on Queensgate, motorists will be diverted to the A62 Castlegate, Unna Way and Southgate.


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