£23m for Kirklees roads

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Roads across the district have been given a £23m funding boost.

The two year plan was approved by Kirklees Council cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday.

Roads to benefit include the A838 Aldams Road in Dewsbury, the A638 High Street through Heckmondwike and Flush and the A643 Spen Lane in Gomersal.

The plan includes investment in the road network including road resurfacing, street lighting, structures, road safety, encouraging walking and cycling, drainage, traffic signals, car parks and public transport provision.

Coun Mehboob Khan, leader of Kirklees Council, said: “Over the next two years we will be undertaking upgrading work to some of the area’s key roads which will help businesses, commuters and residents alike plus work to relieve congestion and to improve public transport links.”