Cross Hills, Halifax, closes as building must be partially demolished - buses rerouted, drivers seek alternative routes

A major route through Halifax has been closed off for work to make a partially-collapsed building safe to be completed.

Friday, 21st July 2017, 3:54 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:36 pm
Cross Hills, Halifax, has been closed off due to a partial building collapse

Cross Hills, which connects Dean Clough and North Bridge, Halifax, has been closed by Calderdale Council for safety reasons.

Engineers need to remove the top storey of a building to make it safe.

As yet no time has been given for completion of the work and it is likely to be this evening before the road is re-opened, said a council spokesman shortly after the road closure around 2.20pm.

Accordingly, this will affect tonight’s rush hour traffic and drivers will need to seek alternative routes.

Bus services which run along the length of Dean Clough are being redirected via Orange Street and Burdock Way.

The council will update the closure situation through the afternoon on its social media outlets, she said.