John Sisk & Son appointed for A629 Phase 1b improvement scheme

WCN Editorial Team 29 Jan 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

UK’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority has appointed John Sisk & Son for the construction work of the £27m A629 Phase 1b, Halifax to Huddersfield improvement scheme.

The project is funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

Sisk has appointed WSP to work on the design aspects of the project.

The scheme will focus on key areas of the Huddersfield Road, Stainland Road and Wakefield Road.

This project involves development of anew link road through a bridge spanning the Calder and Hebble navigation to a roundabout on Stainland Road.

Amenities for pedestrians and cyclists, a section of new northbound bus lane on Stainland Road, landscaping along Stainland Road and access points to the canal tow path also form part of this improvement scheme.

The firm will develop a new signal-controlled junction at the interchange of A629 / Jubilee Road as well as improve the approach lane.

Once complete, this project is expected to provide improved access to Copley, Sowerby Bridge and Halifax, as well as reduce journey times between Huddersfield and Halifax by up to 30%.

John Sisk & Son UK Civils and Rail managing director Nick Culshawsaid said: “I’m delighted that John Sisk & Son has been awarded the A629 project. It’s a fantastic opportunity to collaboratively develop Calderdale and the surrounding area. We’re excited to start work on this project and help provide these benefits to the people of Calderdale.”

Preparation work will commence earlier this year, and construction is slated to start in summer. The project is expected to be completed later next year.

The A629 improvement project has received funds from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, which is a £1bn package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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John Sisk & Son to construct the £27m A629 Phase 1b, Halifax to Huddersfield improvement scheme. (Credit: John Sisk & Son Ltd)

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