Extract from The Examiner ‘ June 3rd 2013
‘MILLIONS of pounds are to be spent easing traffic jams at two busy junctions in Huddersfield and Calderdale.

The Government has agreed to fund work at Waterloo and at Hipperholme.

Those two schemes, along with three others in West Yorkshire, have secured £12m of funding.

The Waterloo scheme will focus on the junction with Wakefield Road and Waterloo Road.

 It is listed as one of the 15 most congested junctions anywhere in West Yorkshire.

Some drivers have to wait minutes to get through the traffic lights at peak times – and it is one of the busiest routes in Huddersfield, with an estimated 11,000 vehicles per day.

At busy times, traffic backs up Wakefield Road as far as Lepton.

The new plan is to stop drivers on Wakefield Road from turning right into Waterloo Road, which highways engineers say will cut waiting times for traffic on Wakefield Road by as much as 18%.
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New pedestrian crossings and different traffic light signals are also to be included.

The work is likely to start next April and be completed by December 2014.’

Read more: from the Examiner

Read Kirklees’ s application here

What do you think about this controversial plan?? Will it solve the problem? Do you think it will increase the ‘rat run’ problem in Lascelles Hall? Will Chimney Lane become the next ‘rat run’?

Let us know.  YT’s Traffic group meet on July 2nd and would like to have as many people’s opinions as possible.