Huge resurfacing works begin TODAY on A62 Leeds Road for up to 8 weeks

Resurfacing works begin today at Cooper Bridge and are expected to last up to 2 months. We’ve got all the details below:

Overview of the works:
Kirklees Council in collaboration with Calderdale Council have hired contractors to resurface the A62 Leeds Road. This scheme will run between Bradley Road traffic lights and Stocks Bank Road.

The resurfacing is due to start Monday 11 October with the council currently estimating that the works will take between six to eight weeks to deliver.

The Council say that the important work will ensure that the road remains safe, helping to prevent new potholes forming and minimise other wear and tear to the road.


When works will take place:
To reduce disruption, work will be broken down into phases, with the majority of the work taking place in the evenings and overnight between 7pm and 6am Monday to Friday and during the day on Sundays between 8am to 6pm.

Work is NOT scheduled to take place on Saturdays. Businesses on affected roads will remain open throughout with match days also unaffected by road closures.

Signed diversions will be in place for any road closures and notices will be placed on all affected bus stops before and during the works.


Schedule of Works:

  • Phase 1 – A62 Leeds Road Mirfield Cooper Bridge roundabout to the A644 Huddersfield Road
  • Date: 11th October – 19th October
  • Working Hours: 7pm – 6am
  • Full road Closure and daytime lane closures
  • Phase 2 – Cooper Bridge Roundabout
  • Date: 21st October – 29th October
  • Working Hours:  7pm – 6am
  • Full road closure
  • Phase 3 – Cooper Bridge Roundabout to BP Service station
  • Date: 1st November – 24th November
  • Working Hours: 7pm – 6am
  • Full road closure and daytime lane closures
  • Phase 4 – BP Service Station to Bradley Road/Colne Bridge Road junction
  • Date: 11th November – 24th November
  • Working Hours: 7pm – 6am
  • Full road closure and daytime lane closures
  • Phase 5 – A62 Leeds Road Miller and Carter to Stocks Bank Road junction
  • Date 25th November – 6th December
  • Working Hours: 7pm – 6am
  • Full road closure and daytime lane closures

Bus Diversions:

Leeds Road at Cooper Bridge will be closed due to roadworks at the following times: • Monday to Fridays from 1900 overnight to 0600. • All day on Sundays.

Arriva Yorkshire have released information about the diversion routes of their bus services. The below information applies to these times and dates only. (Saturday services are unaffected by the works)

Services 202 and 203

These buses will run between Mirfield Ings Grove Park and Leeds only. A 202 shuttle bus will operate between Bradley Brooklands and Huddersfield when the road is closed. A through service to Mirfield will not be possible via this route.

Service 229

This route will run via Kirkheaton and Mirfield along the current 261 route direct to Mirfield. (omitting Upper Heaton and Upper Hopton). This route allows passengers to travel from Huddersfield to Mirfield to connect with services 202 and 203.

Full details of the bus diversions and timetables for all diverted routes are available here.


Note from Editor: At Huddersfield Times, we strive to provide our readers which as much detail as possible to try and make things simple. Diversions may change, and sadly we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information supplied to us in the event of short-notice changes.

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