A58/A672 and A646/A6033 improvements

Key details

Improvements to the A58/A672 and A646/A6033 road network to help traffic flow, reduce congestion, reduce accidents and stimulate economic growth

Current status

Concept (Completed)
Development (Completed)
Construction (In Progress)
Evaluation (Pending)

Plans

We are improving two routes. The aim is to support sustainable growth in Halifax and the surrounding area.

We aim to:

  • deliver an 8% reduction in journey times overall and a 12% reduction for bus journeys
  • reduce accidents by 10%
  • improve facilities for walkers and cyclists
  • improve access to Halifax from the southwest 
  • make the area more attractive for future investment
  • improve quality of life for residents
  • boost the visitor economy by better linking neighbouring areas

Benefits

Journey times

Better journey time reliability, particularly for public transport

Peak and off-peak

Reduced variability between peak and off-peak times for journeys to and from Halifax

Congestion

Congestion will be reduced

Employment and housing

The scheme will also facilitate business and housing growth by unlocking sites proposed along the corridor in the Calderdale Local Plan

Sustainability

Safer environment for walking and cycling

Network connectivity

Walking and cycling networks will be better connected

Air quality

Air quality will be maintained or improved

Safety

Our target is to reduce collisions by 10% across the schemes by 2022

Progress

June 2022

Work has started in Todmorden to install a new crossing point outside Lidl on Halifax Road. These works are expected to last until 28 June 2022.

Work on the islands, kerb lines and footpaths near the roundabout at the junction of Rochdale Road and Halifax Road is underway. These works are expected to be complete by 20 July 2022.

In Halifax work will start between Bull Green and King Cross on 27 June 2022. Here we are installing a cycle lane on King Cross Street from the Arden Road junction to King Cross Road. We will work in phases to keep disruption to a minimum. Phase 1 should be complete by 4 October 2022.

16 May 2022

Work has started on Burnley Road where we will be realigning the kerbs outside the Town Hall, remodelling the 3 traffic islands near the roundabout and installing a signalised crossing.

These works are expected to complete by 17 June 2022. 

25 April 2022

Our contractors Colas have started works in Todmorden. 

The streets around Todmorden Town Hall will be re-laid with heritage paving and the junctions will be remodelled improve conditions for people walking. We will improve footpaths and bus stops.

The timing of the works in Todmorden is being programmed to reduce disruption. Traffic management will be in place when and where necessary and there will be temporary closures to some streets.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
Work has started on Water Street. These works are likely to be complete by 17 June 2022.

August 2021

Full Business Case + Costs (FBC+C) approved.

September 2020

Full Business Case (FBC) approved.

May 2020

Submission of Full Business Case (FBC) to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

January / February 2020

Follow up engagement exercise with members of the public and local businesses.

The feedback from this exercise allowed us to progress the designs ready for Full Business Case (FBC) submission.

August / September 2018

Engagement exercise with members of the public and local businesses.

Following the engagement exercise with the public and local businesses in August and September 2018, feedback was analysed and the plans were further developed.