A footbridge to reconnect the two sides of Elland in West Yorkshire is due to open at around 4pm today.
The bridge over the canal will be demolished and rebuilt after being damaged beyond repair in the Boxing Day floods.
The government has promised to fund the £5 million cost of the bridge and half a million pounds for the temporary way across.
It could take a year for a replacement bridge for cars to be built and businesses say they're suffering because of a lack of road access.
The Government has announced £5.5 million of funding for the restoration of the Elland Bridge and the construction of a temporary footbridge to serve the community while work is ongoing.
The new funding will enable Calderdale Council to rebuild the listed bridge following structural assessments that have been undertaken by specialist engineers and construct a temporary crossing needed to reconnect the local community.
The money is in addition to £3.3 million provided by the government to repair Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire and build a temporary footbridge, announced by Robert Goodwill last week.
Police are appealing for information to trace two missing girls from Elland. Samantha Davies, who is 14, and 16-year-old Chloe Hall were last seen at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield around 8pm yesterday evening. It is thought they could be in the Huddersfield or Halifax areas.
Samantha is 5"3", slim, with long blonde hair and was last seen wearing blue washed out jeans,a black leather jacket and purple high top adidas trainers. Chloe is 5"3", slim, with shoulder length brown hair, and last seen wearing light blue jeans, navy blue hooded top and blue adidas trainers.
Police say they are concerned for the girls' safety and urge them, or anyone who has seen or heard from them since last night, or knows where they are to get in touch.
A 45-year-old man has appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in Elland.
Daniel Shane Campbell was found on Elizabeth Street on Friday night. Robert Lyn, from Huntingdon Avenue in Huddersfield, was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow.
A man has been charged with the murder of Daniel Campbell, who was found dead in Elland on Friday evening.
Mr Campbell died of multiple stab wounds and was found at a property on Elizabeth Street, Elland on Friday evening.
Police have confirmed a man found dead in Elland near Halifax - died from multiple stab wounds. He has been named as Daniel Shane Campbell and was 38.
Officers were called to Elizabeth Street in the town on Friday night where they found his body. A 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body at property in Elland this evening.
Police were called to Elizabeth Street in Elland at 7.19pm tonight where the body a local man, believed to be in his thirties , was discovered.
A 45-year-old man was arrested nearby and is in police custody on suspicion of murder.
Thousands of pounds worth of wellies have been stolen from a trailer in Elland.
A large quantity of Gardiners Sandringham ladies gold wellies in various sizes and 10 wooden framed bar stools have been taken sometime between Sunday 23 and Monday 24 March 2014.
PC Kate Wadsworth, of Calderdale Neighbourhood Investigation Unit, said: "I would urge anyone who has been offered wellies of this description for sale, whether you purchased the wellies or not, to make contact."