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Motorists facing months of misery as Wakefield roadworks return

Roadworks on Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, causes delays for motorists last year.

Roadworks on Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, causes delays for motorists last year.

 

Roadworks that caused traffic chaos last year are set to continue this week.

Commuters faced long delays during November when Denby Dale Road was torn up between the M1 motorway and the city centre.

The job was part of a £1.75m project by Northern Powergrid to replace damaged cables which had caused power cuts earlier in the year.

The power company was forced to put its work on hold during the Christmas break by Wakefield Council to avoid disruption.

But a company spokesman said contractors were due back on site this week.

He could not confirm which day the work will start, but said workers will remain on site until mid March.

And motorists will face further disruption on the same stretch of road for nine months from Monday, January 20.

Yorkshire Water will lay nearly 700 metres of new sewers under Durkar Lane and Denby Dale Road, in Crigglestone.

The new system will serve the new Taylor Wimpey housing development off St James’ Way.

Both roads will be closed in sections, with diversions in place.

A special public drop-in session to talk about the Yorkshire Water work will be held on Thursday, from 4.30pm until 6.30pm, at Crigglestone Village Institute, on High Street.

 

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