A KEY road between Brighouse and Elland, which has been closed for two years, will reopen later this week following major repair work.

Park Road has been closed since February 2020 when it was seriously damaged by a landslip after significant flooding caused by Storm Ciara.

Movement caused cracking over a 60-metre length of the road which meant that it had to be fully closed to all traffic for safety reasons.

The road is now scheduled to reopen to traffic on Friday, February 4, following the completion of complex repair work.

Calderdale Council has been working with Esh Construction to carry out significant work to stabilise the road.

The full repair plan was agreed after the Council successfully bid for £1.8 million from the Government’s Getting Building Fund, following approval from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in May 2021.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “I’m really pleased we’re now able to reopen Park Road to traffic. We know how disruptive this long closure has been to people living or working around this area of Calderdale and for businesses along this road and we thank everyone for their patience."

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s transport committee, and leader of Bradford Council, said: “We are pleased to have worked in partnership with Calderdale Council to repair this key road between Elland and Brighouse, which will make it easier for people to move around this part of our region again.”