Elland Bypass set to be closed

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The Elland Bypass is set to be closed over two weekends for resurfacing works.

The A629 Calderdale Way will be closed from Salterhebble to Ainley Top roundabout over the weekends of May 9 and 10 and May 16 and 17 to carry out what Calderdale Council is calling essential maintenance works.

The uphill section of the road (towards Ainley Top roundabout) will be surface-dressed, sealing the existing road surface and prolonging its life. The downhill section (towards Halifax) will remain open as usual.

However, this work is weather-dependent and cannot be carried out if there is heavy rain.

A diversion will be in place using Stainland Road, Saddleworth Road, through Elland onto Dewsbury Road and New Hey Road, before joining back up with the A629 at Ainley Top Advance warning signs have been placed across the borough advising of the closure and asking drivers to seek an alternative route.

A 20mph speed limit will be in place from Monday, May 11, to Friday, May 15, for the safety of motorists as there will initially be some loose chippings on the road.

Essential works to the gas main at Elland Wood Bottom will be carried by Northern Gas Networks between Monday, May 11, and Friday, May 15, using the 20mph temporary speed limit.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Planning and Highways, Geoff Willerton, said:“These works will increase the life of the road and improve the driving surface for motorists using this busy route.

“We will do all that we can to complete the work as quickly as possible, and thank people in advance for their patience.”