Huddersfield Tesco supermarket could benefit commuters

The construction of a new Tesco supermarket in Huddersfield could prove beneficial for commuters in the area, it has been suggested.
If the building proposals at the former Midlothian Garage site in Holmfirth are given the green light, the retailer will invest in village roads around the location, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports.
In response to fears the new store might have a detrimental impact on travel close to the venue, Tesco has come up with new traffic proposals that include 20 mph zones near schools, electronic speed awareness signs and a new pedestrian crossing.
In addition, extra road signs, high friction surfacing and speed reduction road markings might also be introduced.
Deborah Hayeems, corporate affairs manager at Tesco – which now operates in 14 countries around the world – noted: “The road network in Holmfirth is unique so we have designed specific measures to manage traffic flows around the residential roads in Holmfirth.”
Ms Hayeems observed the changes should provide a safe crossing point for school pupils and residents, while also playing an important role in driving down traffic levels.