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Reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Bailiff Bridge

We’re about to start work to lay a new sewer along Wakefield Road in order to reduce the risk of sewer flooding to some local homes. 

Our contract partners, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), will carry out this project on our behalf. Work will start on Monday 24 July and take around nine weeks to complete. 

MMB will lay a new section of sewer along Wakefield Road (A649), between the junctions with West Street and Victoria Road. 

Due to the size of the equipment and space needed to complete this work, and in order to protect the safety of the on-site team and road-users, the section of Wakefield Road we’re working on will be closed for the duration of the scheme. It will be closed from 26th July between the junction with West Street and the junction with Victoria Road, as shown on the plan below.

Unfortunately there will also be no parking available on New Street. 

We have liaised with Calderdale Highways to plan this project and a fully signed diversion route will be in place. Traffic will be diverted around Bradford Road (A641), Whitehall Road/Leeds Road (A58) and Wakefield Road. Victoria Road will be accessible from Bradford Road and access will be maintained to West Street. 

We’re carrying out the majority of the work in school summer holidays in order to reduce disruption. Local businesses will be open as usual and we ask that you please continue to support them during this time. 

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. 

We will not need access to properties during this work. Before letting anyone into your home, you should make sure you ask for identification.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused. We understand this project is going to be disruptive but please be assured we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as quickly as possible. 

The diversion plan below shows the road closure and working area in purple, the no parking zone in orange and the diversion route in blue.

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