The A6033 from Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope will be open on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August). It will also continue to be open at weekends.
But road closures as part of work to improve its safety will continue throughout September 2020: the road will remain fully closed from Monday to Friday, between Hebden Bridge and Oxenhope with local access only between Hebden Bridge and Pecket Well.
The road is rated as one of the most dangerous in the UK and the installation of safety measures is scheduled to run until late November. Originally, Calderdale Council had hoped that by the end of August it would be possible to carry out the remaining work under traffic signal control. However a combination of poor weather and the discovery of a collapsed culvert have delayed this.
A further review will now take place in mid-September with every effort being made to complete this initial phase of the work as quickly as possible.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:
“We know this road closure is inconvenient for those who regularly use this route, especially as the diversion is lengthy. We considered a number of options to limit this disruption, but due to the narrowness of the road our only safe option was for it to be closed to traffic whilst some of the works are taking place.”