Galliford Try wins £98m trio of infrastructure contracts

Galliford Try has announced it has won three civils contract wins worth a total £98m. One job, for Calderdale Council, is on the £34m A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme. The redevelopment will see Galliford Try improve transport in the area through pedestrianisation, new cycle routes, new bus stops and upgraded crossing facilities. The […]

New footbridge in Mytholmroyd taking shape

Large beams have been lifted into place, forming part of a new footbridge spanning the River Calder in Mytholmroyd. The new bridge is located at the junction of New Road and Burnley Road in the centre of Mytholmroyd and will replace the existing footbridge. The current pedestrian bridge required significant repair work, to the extent […]

Calderdale Council submits plans for £6.9 million highway works programme

A £6.9m programme of works to improve and maintain some of West Yorkshire’s roads and paths is recommended for approval at a council meeting later. The scheme is earmarked for towns and villages in Calderdale including Halifax, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Illingworth, Holmfield and Sowerby, reports the BBC. It includes £3.17m for road maintenance and £1.74m […]

Calderdale Council merges highways and green spaces teams

A new combined council team is streamlining the process of dealing with issues arising from Calderdale’s highways and green spaces. Duties the new team deals with takes in keeping neighbourhoods and town centres clean, maintaining parks and open spaces, looking after play areas, allotments, and sports pitches, repairing potholes, pavements, walls and drainage, protecting and […]

Calderdale Council makes progress on carbon reduction journey

Calderdale Council has reported good progress with its ambition to reduce carbon in the region. The council has already made changes to replace old petrol and diesel vehicles in its fleet with electric and hybrid models. These will cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 75% per vehicle, supporting the council ambition to make the borough […]

Calderdale Council approves £13.75 for 2021-22 Highways Capital Programme

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet has approved a £13.75 investment in the borough’s Highways Capital programme for 2021-22, which will include a range of schemes. It has also agreed to spend £1.97 million needed to make its major depot at Ainley, Elland, fit for purpose and meeting health and safety requirements, such as keeping pedestrians and vehicles […]

Calderdale Council appoints Turner & Townsend for A629 contract

Independent professional services company Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Calderdale Council to provide a construction manageent team on the upgrade of the A629 Phase 1b between Calderdale and Halifax. The A629 Corridor Improvement Project, which is funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is based on a strategy to improve multi-modal transport links between […]


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