Monday, 22 April 2013

Tourism chiefs hail "Yorkshire canyon" plan

Yorkshire tourism chiefs have hailed a Huddersfield project which is set to give the town a major boost in visitor numbers.
The project aims to replicate the amazing vistas across the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but right here in West Yorkshire.

Work has been ongoing for a number of years, but is finally beginning to show results as the potholes on Wakefield Road are slowly being joined up to create what is being termed as "the Yorkshire Canyon".

"It's these innovative solutions that can really spark the local economy", a spokesman for tourism board Welcome To Yorkshire told us. "Areas like Huddersfield have been hit badly by central government cuts and it's up to local leaders to forge ideas that can offset that. What we're seeing in Huddersfield is exactly the sort of thing that ought to be encouraged".

It's thought that the money not spent on repairing the road surface alone will save Kirklees council £8m this year before taking into account any additional money the local economy can expect from increased tourism. The project is expected to be completed in time for the summer.

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