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Forthcoming roadworks in Mytholmroyd

From Adrian Crowther

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The matrix signs approaching Mytholmroyd state that EA works are recommencing on January 15th and are "ongoing". 

Metro have posted on their website that this could be "up to 18 months"!

I'm assuming this will be the relocation of Caldene Bridge but I've done a bit of a browse and cannot find any detailed information as to what work is being undertaken and whether the works will be a continuous 18 months or over a number of phases.

Could anyone offer any links to details of the works?


Update: And there’s the answer!!

From Janet B

Monday, 15 January 2018

Well, this is the morning that the roadworks are due to start in Mytholmroyd.

Getting over Burnley Road to go for the bus to Halifax was a bit of a problem because both sets of traffic lights are covered up and out of action, no workmen are anywhere in sight to make sure the public can cross the road safely and the selfish car drivers won't stop to allow anyone over.

I am so looking forward to 18 months of this!

From David Thompson

Thursday, 18 January 2018

The flood amelioration works have now started...er. well they haven't actually. The long traffic delays experienced this week have been the result of traffic lights placed to allow a piece of earthmoving plant to be parked on Burnley Road opposite Aux Delices. As far as I can see it has never been moved! The three days of lengthy delays this week could have been avoided had someone had the sense to ask for permission to park it in the community centre car park until it was needed.

The lack of thought and consideration is staggering and does not auger well for the future. The centre of Mytholmroyd is complex as far as traffic is concerned. There are entrances/exits to New Road, Midgley Road, Caldene Avenue, the GP's car park, Dusty Miller car park and Sainsbury's Local car park.The idea that sticking two temporary traffic lights in the middle of it is adequate is utterly absurd. Someone with sound traffic management experience is needed to plan and implement a sensible and safe scheme. 

To date, pedestrians have been ignored completely, there are no safe places to cross and if you expect courtesy towards pedestrians from motor vehicle drivers think again! 

Proper provision for pedestrians is essential and it should be properly signed, so that it is clear where the safe crossing is. Lets hope that things improve.