A62 Leeds Road resurfacing scheme finishes two weeks ahead of schedule

The A62 Leeds Road resurfacing programme between Bradley Road traffic lights and Stocks Bank Road was completed on Friday 19 November, two weeks ahead of schedule.

The scheme was a Department for Transport Challenge funded scheme in collaboration with Calderdale Council, to resurface approximately 1.4km of the A62 at Cooper Bridge.

The resurfacing works also addressed the historic issues with flooding along the length of this section of road especially under Cooper Bridge, which is prone to flooding.

The scheme consisted of five phases, taking into consideration impact on road users, residents, and businesses, with the majority of works taking place overnight and at weekends.

Bus services which were significantly impacted during the works have now returned to their normal routes ahead of schedule.

This major route is an important gateway into Kirklees and the main purpose of the resurfacing works was to ensure this stretch of road remained in a safe condition, but also to help prevent potholes from forming and minimise further wear and tear of the road surface.

A62 Leeds Road at Cooper Bridge following the resurfacing works.

As a part of the works the team also repaired the drainage system along this stretch of road to help prevent future flooding. Street lighting was also upgraded to new LED lighting on the section from the Miller and Carter pub to Cooper Bridge roundabout, and overhanging vegetation was cut back to give more room on the pavement for pedestrians and cyclists.

Councillor Mather, Cabinet Member for Environment said;

“The team have done a fantastic job to get this major project completed two weeks ahead of schedule. It’s great to see the team working so hard to get our roads in Kirklees back up and running. The resurfacing of the A62 means the road remains in a safe condition for the foreseeable future for all road users, with the works helping to prevent potholes from forming particularly as we enter the colder months of the year, plus the work to help prevent flooding in the area. This a very popular route through Huddersfield to Halifax and the completion of these resurfacing works will make it a smoother journey for all.”

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