Engineers from United Utilities and Enterprise are carrying out the work on behalf of Northern Gas Networks to replace 361m of gas main in a £50,000 scheme.
The work is vital to maintaining a safe and reliable supply of gas to the area. Once finished, this part of town will have a brand new, modern gas network constructed from more reliable plastic pipe.
The project, which started on April 12, is progressing steadily and is currently on course to complete on schedule in early July, barring any unforeseeable difficulties.
There is a road closure in place on Cliffe Road at its junction with Huddersfield Road and a diversion is in operation.
To help minimise disruption, traffic lights at the junction of Cliffe Lane, Huddersfield Road and Birds Royd Lane are manned five days a week between 7am and 7pm.
United Utilities’ Area Operations Manager Tony Thompson said: “We are making good progress with this job and doing all that we can to get in and out as safely and quickly as possible.
“Unfortunately it is inevitable that there will be some disruption to residents and motorists and we would like to say sorry for this but the work is essential to the continued safe supply of gas.
“We have worked really closely with Calderdale highways officials to plan this work and we are all aware of just how busy this bit of town is. Our engineers are doing their absolute best to get the work completed safely and on time.
“As this work impacts on a busy junction, there is some traffic congestion at peak times so we are asking residents and motorists to bear with us. We’ve manned the traffic lights to help ease this problem.”
“The work amounts to around two and a half months but the pay-off is in the result - a fantastic gas network that will last 80 years.”