Major resurfacing work will close road for three weeks

A road linking Mirfield town centre to Upper Hopton is to be closed for up to three weeks for a major resurfacing scheme.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 6:00 pm
Hopton New Road, Mirfield

Kirklees Council contractors will move onto Hopton New Road, just down from Mirfield Railway Station, from Thursday May 13.

The length of the road from the low railway bridge at Back Station Road to the mini-roundabout at the junction of Granny Lane and Hopton Lane near the Flowerpot pub will be resurfaced. Reconstruction work will also be carried out to the pavements.

Contractors Sanmet Ltd say the works will take approximately three weeks, depending on the weather.

Letters have been sent to householders and businesses in the local area. Deliveries to around 40 businesses at Holme Bank Mills will be affected.

A full road closure is said to be necessary to allow the works to be completed in a safe and efficient manner. Warning signs have been put in place to alert road users of the impending disruption.

A diversion will be in place via Calder Road and Back Station Road which will create additional traffic on narrow local roads.

Coun Martyn Bolt (Con, Mirfield) has asked Kirklees Council to consider re-painting Hopton New Road bridge to take advantage of the closure.

Before the pandemic train commuters would park their cars down both sides of Hopton New Road.