WORK is being carried out to repair a historic Keighley street.

Salvaged setts will be relaid and new ones installed in Thwaites Brow Road, known locally as The Twines.

The move follows a £190,000 boost from Keighley Towns Fund.

Over the years, parts of the route have fallen into disrepair and been 'patched up' using asphalt.

The latest improvement work, which will be supervised by Bradford Council’s highway maintenance north team, is expected to take several months to complete.

Access will be maintained for residents.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member for regeneration, planning and transport, says: "These improvements are very welcome.

"The Towns Fund support comes at a time when we are already significantly investing in a strategic programme to improve the district’s roads, creating sustainable transport corridors and encouraging active travel that will reduce journey times, enhance safety and improve air quality."

Liz Barker, acting chair of Keighley Towns Fund, says: "The Twines is part of our local history and we're delighted to be able to repair and improve it. There is a relatively long timeframe for the scheme because of the need for a specialist contractor to work on the setts, and to source replacement setts."

Keighley East councillor, Caroline Firth, says: “This project has been organised and run by Bradford Council and funded by Keighley Towns Fund after we as district councillors put it forward for the board's consideration.

“Thanks go to the Friends of the Twines community group for its ongoing work keeping the area tidy, and for alerting us to issues that crop up that we can help to solve - such as fly-tipping, littering, broken lampposts etc. I know they’ve been waiting for this day to come too, and it feels like many moons ago since the money was awarded, so we are pleased that work is now starting on this much-loved heritage road.”