A629 Phase 2 Halifax Town Centre

The A629 Halifax to Huddersfield Corridor Improvement is the largest individual scheme within the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

This £120m package of schemes along the A629 corridor between Halifax and Huddersfield will drive economic growth by addressing transport and accessibility issues.

This project will provide improved accessibility to the town for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.

Connectivity from the north to the town centre will include urban realm improvements, pedestrian and cycle infrastructure and improved coordination of junctions. The improvements to the south and west of town aim to create attractive public spaces and to encourage both the day and night time economy of Halifax. Road junction improvementswill increase Eastern access to Halifax and the rail station, unlocking key town centre development sites, including Cripplegate and Bailey Hall.

This project also focuses on the improvement of bus services through remodelled infrastructure and re-routing of traffic. Buses will follow a town centre bus loop, creatingbetter bus access to the east of the town centre. This work, along with enhanced pedestrian links will improve town centre employment opportunities.

The town centre of Halifax will be improved through pedestrianiation of key shopping areasand creation of a new town square, ‘Piece Gardens’, adjacent to the Square Chapel and Central Library. This will create a cultural quarter from the rail station into the town centrewhich will be enhanced by the extended and improved access to the rail station from the Hebble Trail cycle route.

This major investment project will make Halifax a place where people want to live, work and study, and will attract investment from a whole range of sectors.

 

 

Project Lead

Calderdale Council

District/ Area

Calderdale

Business case summary

Link here

Funding

West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £40.7 million

Project Status

Activity 4: Full Business Case

Start and end dates

2019- 2021

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Other funders

None

Get in touch (contact information

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