A62 Leeds Road - Huddersfield Town Centre to Old Fieldhouse Lane

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View of existing gyratory road layout (complicated circular road system) - junction of A62 Leeds Road / Lower Fitzwilliam Street / Gasworks Street

Congestion, slow journey times and poor air quality is currently experienced along the A62 Leeds Road, and the result is an inefficient road network. Kirklees Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is working towards a programme of transport improvements across the district that will address these issues and drive economic growth. Visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/majorschemes (link opens in a new page) to find out more.




West Yorkshire Transport Fund

As part of the 'City Deal' between West Yorkshire, York and central government, a £1 billion transport fund has been allocated to the region to increase housing, employment and economic growth. It is this funding that will enable transport improvements to be made along the A62 Leeds Road.

A62 Leeds Road

The A62 Leeds Road corridor has been identified as a key route which, through improvements could relieve congestion, reduce the slow journey time, improve bus, pedestrian and cycle facilities and support the creation of over 1000 jobs. This project is the first phase of improvements proposed for this road. It is expected that engagement on the A62 Cooper Bridge scheme will begin in December 2018.

These improvements aim to:

  • Ease congestion, improve journey times and reliability
  • Improve the safety of the road network along the corridor
  • Allow access to land which will provide over 2500 new homes in the area
  • Improve access to existing employment sites and key transport routes, including the M62, helping support the creation of over 1000 new jobs
  • Reduce traffic-related pollution along the corridor
  • Improve pedestrian and cycling facilities to encourage more people to get out and about for recreation and health

What changes are proposed?

The road improvements proposed for the A62 from Huddersfield Town Centre to Old Fieldhouse Lane could include the following:

  • a. Huddersfield Ring Road / Southgate / Northumberland Street - improvements to existing traffic light signals, changes to lane markings and new road signage
  • b. Leeds Road / Lower Fitzwilliam Street / Gasworks - Removal of the existing gyratory road layout (complicated circular road system) and traffic light signals. Replace with new road layout, traffic light signals, lane markings, road signage and lighting
  • c. Leeds Road / Thistle Street / Hillhouse Lane - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • d. Leeds Road / St Andrews Road - new signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • e. Leeds Road / Bradley Mills Road / Barr Street - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • f. Leeds Road / Bradley Mills Road / Red Doles Lane - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • g. Leeds Road / Old Fieldhouse Lane - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and make it easier to turn right. Also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road

(the letters a - g correspond to labels on a map of the overall scheme area, which can be found in the plans or document library)

General road improvements:

  • Upgrade the existing cycle provision to include separate cycle ways and on-road cycle lanes
  • Improvements to bus stops including new shelters, real time information screens, bus boarders and new laybys
  • New road markings, signage, and advanced cycle stop lines at traffic lights
  • New trees and planting

Detailed plans of these improvements can be found in the plans section of this page, or downloaded from our documents library to view in more detail - access to both of these is at the right of this page, or at the bottom if you are viewing on a mobile phone or tablet.

Please comment on our plans by completing the survey below.

We also have an extensive list of FAQs available on this page, but if you do not find the answer you are looking for, please ask us a question in our Q&A section below, and we will endeavour to get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

Congestion, slow journey times and poor air quality is currently experienced along the A62 Leeds Road, and the result is an inefficient road network. Kirklees Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is working towards a programme of transport improvements across the district that will address these issues and drive economic growth. Visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/majorschemes (link opens in a new page) to find out more.




West Yorkshire Transport Fund

As part of the 'City Deal' between West Yorkshire, York and central government, a £1 billion transport fund has been allocated to the region to increase housing, employment and economic growth. It is this funding that will enable transport improvements to be made along the A62 Leeds Road.

A62 Leeds Road

The A62 Leeds Road corridor has been identified as a key route which, through improvements could relieve congestion, reduce the slow journey time, improve bus, pedestrian and cycle facilities and support the creation of over 1000 jobs. This project is the first phase of improvements proposed for this road. It is expected that engagement on the A62 Cooper Bridge scheme will begin in December 2018.

These improvements aim to:

  • Ease congestion, improve journey times and reliability
  • Improve the safety of the road network along the corridor
  • Allow access to land which will provide over 2500 new homes in the area
  • Improve access to existing employment sites and key transport routes, including the M62, helping support the creation of over 1000 new jobs
  • Reduce traffic-related pollution along the corridor
  • Improve pedestrian and cycling facilities to encourage more people to get out and about for recreation and health

What changes are proposed?

The road improvements proposed for the A62 from Huddersfield Town Centre to Old Fieldhouse Lane could include the following:

  • a. Huddersfield Ring Road / Southgate / Northumberland Street - improvements to existing traffic light signals, changes to lane markings and new road signage
  • b. Leeds Road / Lower Fitzwilliam Street / Gasworks - Removal of the existing gyratory road layout (complicated circular road system) and traffic light signals. Replace with new road layout, traffic light signals, lane markings, road signage and lighting
  • c. Leeds Road / Thistle Street / Hillhouse Lane - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • d. Leeds Road / St Andrews Road - new signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • e. Leeds Road / Bradley Mills Road / Barr Street - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • f. Leeds Road / Bradley Mills Road / Red Doles Lane - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road
  • g. Leeds Road / Old Fieldhouse Lane - upgrade the existing signalled junction to better manage traffic and make it easier to turn right. Also make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road

(the letters a - g correspond to labels on a map of the overall scheme area, which can be found in the plans or document library)

General road improvements:

  • Upgrade the existing cycle provision to include separate cycle ways and on-road cycle lanes
  • Improvements to bus stops including new shelters, real time information screens, bus boarders and new laybys
  • New road markings, signage, and advanced cycle stop lines at traffic lights
  • New trees and planting

Detailed plans of these improvements can be found in the plans section of this page, or downloaded from our documents library to view in more detail - access to both of these is at the right of this page, or at the bottom if you are viewing on a mobile phone or tablet.

Please comment on our plans by completing the survey below.

We also have an extensive list of FAQs available on this page, but if you do not find the answer you are looking for, please ask us a question in our Q&A section below, and we will endeavour to get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

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  • What effect will these proposals have on the already dreadful traffic on Dalton Bank Rd HD5 0RE ? ( short term and long term) The road is already unsuitable for articulated vehicles and we fear the road improvements may divert them to Dalton Bank Rd. Surely there will be Increased volume of traffic with further noise, pollution and potential fo4 property damage. If so, even in short term what are plans to mitigate this and compensate residents

    Lizzie asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  The A62 Leeds Road scheme starts at Old Fieldhouse Lane and ends in the town centre and includes improvements to the junctions along this section; as such will not affect Dalton Bank Road.

    The scheme will improve journey time conditions along the route for all modes of traffic so it is unlikely that traffic will divert onto Dalton Bank Road resulting in a longer, more arduous journey on an unsuitable network when Leeds Road will be greatly improved.

    As the scheme is some distance away from Dalton Bank Road, with no direct access onto the road, it is unlikely that compensation payments will be made.

  • Are there any plans to consider improving the quality of the canal side space? Similar to close to the Waterfront Development by the new Kirklees college and through the university site. I think that is would be beneficial in aiming to create a segregated cycling and pedestrian route through the town.

    Peter1 asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. There are no immediate plans, but certainly something to look into as part of a subsequent phase or if any alternative funding becomes available.