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Heptonstall Long Term Road Closures

Diversions for school services in Heptonstall...

From Monday 12th June until August, there will be a rolling programme of road closures in the Heptonstall area to facilitate gas works. School services affected will be C86 and C87 for Calder High School and P87 for Heptonstall and Colden Junior Schools.

There will be seven phases of road closures as well as sections of road under the control of two way traffic lights affecting school services during term time (works may also be in effect weekends and into August). The closures will mean diversions for some services and, inevitably, lengthy delays caused by the traffic control lights.

This page will list how all three services will be affected and what diversions, if any, each will follow. Information will be updated on a week by week basis to ensure clarity of reference and to allow for the possibility of dates and times being amended as the works progress.


Week 1 and 2 - Monday 13th June to Friday 24th June. Lee Wood Road closed near to its junction with Heptonstall Road.

Update 21st June: This will be extended for a third week - see week three below.

C86: AM will operate as usual from Blackshaw Head to Slack Top then divert via Smithwell Lane, Towngate and Heptonstall Road to re-join the usual route thereafter. PM reverse of this. The bus will operate as a single deck in order to pass through Heptonstall. 

C87 and P87: unaffected.


Week 3 – Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July.

Updated 21st June 2022: the closure of Lee Wood Road will be extended for a further week. Service C86 will continue to divert through Heptonstall as a single deck as per weeks one and two listed above with C87 and P87 unaffected.


Week 4, week 5, and week 6, week 7 - four phases of closures along Heptonstall Road between Lee Wood Road and Towngate.

To be confirmed nearer the time.

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