Barnoldswick road set to be resurfaced

John Blades with the damage on Ghyll Lane that leads to St Mary-le-Ghyll Church.
John Blades with the damage on Ghyll Lane that leads to St Mary-le-Ghyll Church.

A Barnoldswick road is due to be repaired this month after years of calls for improvement work.

Ghyll Lane is due to be resurfaced at the beginning of February, with the road closed to traffic for up to nine days.

Weather permitting, old bitmac on the lane will be planed off on February 6th and the new surface laid on February 10th.

A temporary road closure from 9am until 4pm will be in place between February 6th and 15th to allow the work to take place.

Last summer, the church’s sexton John Blades again called for the repairs to be carried out after years of requests.

Mr Blades said people attending St Mary-le-Ghyll Church had to endure a “bone-shaking” and “undignified” ride down the road.

County Coun. David Whipp has welcomed work being carried out, and said: “We’ve been asking for the lane to be resurfaced for several years, but the county council always said it was too quiet to be a priority, despite it being the access to the church and cemetery and well used by local people.

“This year, I was able to allocate funding to the project as county councillor which means the work can go ahead. It’s good news for Barnoldswick.”