A62/A644 (Wakefield Road) Link Road

Update on A62/A644 (Wakefield Road) Link Road

We received a significant response to the public engagement exercise with over 500 comments received from the public and key stakeholders. We've now published our Public Engagement report which summarises how we engaged the public and views shared with us.

You can download a copy of the public engagement report by clicking here (opens in a new tab), or by visiting the documents library on this page.

We are now reviewing these comments in more details and will modify our designs to take these into account where we can.

We have also been continuing with our traffic assessments. However, government guidance recommends that more traffic data in the vicinity of the proposed scheme is used for further traffic assessments. This will help ensure we deliver the most suitable solution.

In light of this, we recently undertook further traffic surveys in the area. We need to incorporate this new information into the plans whilst minimising the impact on the overall delivery of the scheme. We will be in a position to provide a clearer update on the programme's delivery in the autumn.


What next?

In order to turn one of these options into a reality we need to follow a strict process, which we have summarised below:

  1. Decide the preferred option: this decision is based on a number of things, including the feedback from this engagement exercise, the results of traffic and environmental assessments and values for money.
  2. Submit option to West Yorkshire Combined Authority: if the Combined Authority are happy with this option they will commit to funding it.
  3. Create detailed plans and share publicly: Once we know we have definitely got the funding we will create detailed plans for the scheme and share them publicly for feedback.
  4. Submit planning application: We will then submit our planning application to seek approval to build the scheme.


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The following information was presented for the public engagement December 2018 - January 2019

Why we are improving the A62/A644 (Wakefield Road) in the Cooper Bridge area

Congestion, long journey times and poor air quality is currently experienced in the Cooper Bridge area and on the A644 and A62 nearby. Kirklees Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council, is currently considering a number of options aimed at reducing congestion in the Cooper Bridge area. These include a number of different solutions including a new link road.

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 in the Cooper Bridge area and on the approaches.

A62/A644 (Wakefield Road)

The A62 and A644 have been identified as key routes which, through improvements, could support the creation of jobs in the area, relieve congestion, reduce journey times for general traffic, and improve pedestrian and cycling accessibility. Kirklees, with support from Calderdale Council, are proposing changes that will be delivered in various phases.

These improvements aim to:

  • significantly relieve congestion and improve journey times and reliability
  • support economic growth
  • improve road safety
  • improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities to encourage more use
  • improve air quality
  • support housing growth

A62/A644 scheme

We are currently considering three options aimed at addressing the above issues in the Cooper Bridge area.

All options include the following:

  • Significant highway changes at the Cooper Bridge junction involving reconstruction and relocation of the islands to improve signal timings at all three junctions of A644 Wakefield Road, A62 Leeds Road (South) and A62 Leeds Road (West).
  • Changes to the A62 Leeds Road which will provide general upgrades to the existing roads and footpaths from Miller & Carter Steakhouse through to the Bradley junction, including the reconstruction and relocation of islands within the junctions to improve signal timings.
  • General changes on the A6107 Bradley Road, and A62 Leeds Road approaches to Bradley junction, including the reconstruction and relocation of islands within the junctions to improve signal timings.
  • General changes on the A6107 Bradley Road, and A62 Leeds Road approaches to Bradley junction, including adding access on to the new link road. Also the reconstruction and relocation of islands and the provision of a one way system toward the southern end of Oak Road.
  • Construction of a new roundabout on the link road to provide access to the landfill site and the proposed Bradley Park housing development.
  • Provision of new cycle lanes and pedestrians footways along Cooper Bridge Road, A62 Leeds Road, the Cooper Bridge junction and A644 Wakefield Road.

Specific features of each option are:

Option A:

  • Widening of the A644 Wakefield Road to a dual carriageway between the M62 and the new link road
  • Construction of a dual carriageway link road between Bradley junction and the A644 Wakefield Road

Option B:

  • Widening the A644 Wakefield Road between the Cooper Bridge junction and the M62 to provide an additional lane towards the M62
  • A new two-way single carriageway link road between Bradley junction and the A644 Wakefield Road

Option C:

  • Widening of the A644 Wakefield Road between the Cooper Bridge junction and the M62 to provide an additional lane towards the M62.
  • Construction of a link road between Bradley junction and the A644 Wakefield Road.
    • between the A644 and the new roundabout on the link road, the road will be a two-way single carriageway.
    • between Bradley junction and the new roundabout will be a one-way single carriageway providing access from Bradley junction to the new link road.

Our first draft scheme plans of the proposed improvements can be found in the plans section of this page, or downloaded from the documents library to view in more detail.

In addition to the above proposed improvements, we are also working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's CityConnect (opens in a new page) programme to create an improved cycle route from Brighouse through to Cooper Bridge. We will share more details on this once the designs are complete.

You can comment on our plans by completing the survey below.

We have created an extensive list of FAQ's (opens in a new window), but should you have any additional questions, please ask them in the Q&A tab below, and we will endeavour to provide a response as soon as possible.

Update on A62/A644 (Wakefield Road) Link Road

We received a significant response to the public engagement exercise with over 500 comments received from the public and key stakeholders. We've now published our Public Engagement report which summarises how we engaged the public and views shared with us.

You can download a copy of the public engagement report by clicking here (opens in a new tab), or by visiting the documents library on this page.

We are now reviewing these comments in more details and will modify our designs to take these into account where we can.

We have also been continuing with our traffic assessments. However, government guidance recommends that more traffic data in the vicinity of the proposed scheme is used for further traffic assessments. This will help ensure we deliver the most suitable solution.

In light of this, we recently undertook further traffic surveys in the area. We need to incorporate this new information into the plans whilst minimising the impact on the overall delivery of the scheme. We will be in a position to provide a clearer update on the programme's delivery in the autumn.


What next?

In order to turn one of these options into a reality we need to follow a strict process, which we have summarised below:

  1. Decide the preferred option: this decision is based on a number of things, including the feedback from this engagement exercise, the results of traffic and environmental assessments and values for money.
  2. Submit option to West Yorkshire Combined Authority: if the Combined Authority are happy with this option they will commit to funding it.
  3. Create detailed plans and share publicly: Once we know we have definitely got the funding we will create detailed plans for the scheme and share them publicly for feedback.
  4. Submit planning application: We will then submit our planning application to seek approval to build the scheme.


Sign up to be kept informed

We recommend, if you haven't done so already, registering to the Your Voice site, or signing up to this project page, to receive emails when updates become available.



The following information was presented for the public engagement December 2018 - January 2019

Why we are improving the A62/A644 (Wakefield Road) in the Cooper Bridge area

Congestion, long journey times and poor air quality is currently experienced in the Cooper Bridge area and on the A644 and A62 nearby. Kirklees Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council, is currently considering a number of options aimed at reducing congestion in the Cooper Bridge area. These include a number of different solutions including a new link road.

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 in the Cooper Bridge area and on the approaches.

A62/A644 (Wakefield Road)

The A62 and A644 have been identified as key routes which, through improvements, could support the creation of jobs in the area, relieve congestion, reduce journey times for general traffic, and improve pedestrian and cycling accessibility. Kirklees, with support from Calderdale Council, are proposing changes that will be delivered in various phases.

These improvements aim to:

  • significantly relieve congestion and improve journey times and reliability
  • support economic growth
  • improve road safety
  • improve pedestrian and cyclist facilities to encourage more use
  • improve air quality
  • support housing growth

A62/A644 scheme

We are currently considering three options aimed at addressing the above issues in the Cooper Bridge area.

All options include the following:

  • Significant highway changes at the Cooper Bridge junction involving reconstruction and relocation of the islands to improve signal timings at all three junctions of A644 Wakefield Road, A62 Leeds Road (South) and A62 Leeds Road (West).
  • Changes to the A62 Leeds Road which will provide general upgrades to the existing roads and footpaths from Miller & Carter Steakhouse through to the Bradley junction, including the reconstruction and relocation of islands within the junctions to improve signal timings.
  • General changes on the A6107 Bradley Road, and A62 Leeds Road approaches to Bradley junction, including the reconstruction and relocation of islands within the junctions to improve signal timings.
  • General changes on the A6107 Bradley Road, and A62 Leeds Road approaches to Bradley junction, including adding access on to the new link road. Also the reconstruction and relocation of islands and the provision of a one way system toward the southern end of Oak Road.
  • Construction of a new roundabout on the link road to provide access to the landfill site and the proposed Bradley Park housing development.
  • Provision of new cycle lanes and pedestrians footways along Cooper Bridge Road, A62 Leeds Road, the Cooper Bridge junction and A644 Wakefield Road.

Specific features of each option are:

Option A:

  • Widening of the A644 Wakefield Road to a dual carriageway between the M62 and the new link road
  • Construction of a dual carriageway link road between Bradley junction and the A644 Wakefield Road

Option B:

  • Widening the A644 Wakefield Road between the Cooper Bridge junction and the M62 to provide an additional lane towards the M62
  • A new two-way single carriageway link road between Bradley junction and the A644 Wakefield Road

Option C:

  • Widening of the A644 Wakefield Road between the Cooper Bridge junction and the M62 to provide an additional lane towards the M62.
  • Construction of a link road between Bradley junction and the A644 Wakefield Road.
    • between the A644 and the new roundabout on the link road, the road will be a two-way single carriageway.
    • between Bradley junction and the new roundabout will be a one-way single carriageway providing access from Bradley junction to the new link road.

Our first draft scheme plans of the proposed improvements can be found in the plans section of this page, or downloaded from the documents library to view in more detail.

In addition to the above proposed improvements, we are also working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's CityConnect (opens in a new page) programme to create an improved cycle route from Brighouse through to Cooper Bridge. We will share more details on this once the designs are complete.

You can comment on our plans by completing the survey below.

We have created an extensive list of FAQ's (opens in a new window), but should you have any additional questions, please ask them in the Q&A tab below, and we will endeavour to provide a response as soon as possible.

We have created an extensive list of frequently asked questions and you can find these here (opens in a new page).  However, if you have another question, please write it here and we will try to get a response back to you as soon as possible.  Please be aware that over the next few weeks it may take longer than we would like to provide a response.  We will endeavour to respond to every question individually, and all feedback received will be included in the analysis and reporting of this public engagement.  If you have not done so already, please take part in our questionnaire.  Thank you

Please note that any question you ask will be visible to all visitors to this site, so please do not include any personal information - alternatively you can email us.

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  • I don't understand this. Will the drops ins walk us through the proposals? I just don't understand how this will alleviate the hotspots - a lot of the traffic round Cooper bridge isn't going to the m62. It's often queuing back through Mirfield and hartshead for people going to Huddersfield so I don't understand how this will help

    Mirfield resident asked 10 months ago

    The provision of a link road will remove some of the traffic that currently uses the currently heavily congested Cooper Bridge roundabout. This reduction in traffic at Cooper Bridge will enable us to improve traffic signals timings on other approach i.e. from Mirfield / Liversedge to allow traffic to travel through the Cooper Bridge more quickly. We are also reassigning the lane allocation on Cooper Bridge Road to provide two lanes towards Huddersfield will allow more traffic to flow through the junction as well as improving signal timings at Cooper Bridge junction. We are still undertaking traffic assessments which will help us to determine if our assumptions are correct and which option performs the best. You can still attend one our drop in sessions to discuss the proposals with a member of the project team.

  • In both option B and C the proposal is to have three lanes between the link Rod junction and the M62, with the additional lane going towards the motorway. Anyone who uses the exiting A644 at peak times will be aware that queues toward the motorway are almost non existent whereas queues from the motorway towards Cooper Bridge are extensive both during the morning and evening rush hours. Surely it would make more sense to have the extra lane in this direction.

    Mark Jessop asked 11 months ago

    Our initial thoughts are that by building a link road and widening Wakefield Road we will relieve some of the congestion from Wakefield Road towards Cooper Bridge. We are also reassigning the lane allocation on Cooper Bridge Road to provide two lanes towards Huddersfield will allow more traffic to flow through the junction.  In addition we will improve signal timings at Cooper Bridge junction to allow traffic to travel through the Cooper Bridge junction more quickly, all of which will alleviate congestion on all approaches to Cooper Bridge. We are still undertaking traffic assessments which will help us to determine which option performs the best and whether or not amendments are required to the presented options.

  • All traffic between Huddersfield and M62 to the north and east is via Cooper Bridge. Is it possible to construct a restricted junction between M62 and Bradford Road, allowing exit from M62 westbound and access to M62 eastbound? Bradford Road would then become the main route from M62 to Huddersfield centre. This with some modification to the A62 around Cooper Bridge might make the link road unnecessary.

    John W asked 10 months ago

    The motorway and its junctions are owned by Highways England and they would need to support a scheme around this. Kirklees Council are in discussion with Highways England about a new junction but this is not to be expected in the foreseeable future. The Cooper Bridge scheme is within the council’s control and we are therefore in a position to deliver this much sooner than a new motorway junction.

  • The proposals do not provide any solution for traffic from Huddersfield road and leeds road

    fatimah asked 11 months ago

    Our initial thoughts are that by building a link road and widening Wakefield Road we will relieve some of the congestion from Wakefield Road towards Cooper Bridge. We are also reassigning the lane allocation on Cooper Bridge Road to provide two lanes towards Huddersfield will allow more traffic to flow through the junction. In addition we will improve signal timings at Cooper Bridge junction to allow traffic to travel through the Cooper Bridge junction more quickly, all of which will alleviate congestion on all approached to Cooper Bridge including from the ‘Miller and Carter’ to Cooper Bridge Roundabout. We are still undertaking traffic assessments which will help us to determine which option performs the best.

  • Once this scheme has completed, will the route to/from Huddersfield be classified as a primary route (green signs) due to bypassing the current obstacle which is the low railway bridge adjacent to Cooper Bridge?

    Aleks_Lukic asked 11 months ago

    We are still undertaking our traffic assessments which will help us to understand how the junctions will operate with the scheme in place, including assessing the turning movements for HGVs.  Once this work is completed we will be able to develop our designs to address any issues and agree on our strategy for road signage.

  • In Option A how will traffic from the M62 be signed towards Huddersfield Town Centre? Will it be via Cooper Bridge or via the new link road? If via the new link road, will it be possible to have so much traffic turning left onto Bradley Road using a single lane then immediately right onto Leeds Road?

    Aleks_Lukic asked 11 months ago

    We are still undertaking our traffic assessments which will help us to understand how the junctions will operate with the scheme in place.  Once these are completed we will be able to develop our designs to address any issues and agree on our strategy for road signage.

  • I do not understand turning Oak Road into a one way system for part of it. As someone who uses this road multiple times a day in both direction for work and social trips I feel this is just unnecessary. The only thing needed here is consideration and manners from road users on Leeds Road. And yes I have already filled in the survey but there was no place or proposed plan that included this. As for the changed at cooper bridge. As others have mentioned the problem is coming towards the roundabout from Leeds Road and Huddersfield Road. Some kind of filter lane needs to be in place for traffic going towards the motorway as this is the hotspot for traffic. It takes me 7 minutes to get to work if I leave at 7am or 6pm. If I travel at 8am or decide to leave school shortly after I have dismissed the children, my travel time increases to 40 minutes.

    SarElizPal asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your comment on the options proposals. This will be taken into consideration as a part of the analysis reporting stage which follows public engagement.

    At the moment our designs are only indicative and we are still undertaking traffic assessments to help us understand how traffic movements will change when both the scheme and other local developments, such as Bradley Park, are built.

    However, once the new link road has been introduced in to Bradley junction, to help improve journey times and reduce congestion at Bradley junction, we expect to need to divert traffic travelling from Cooper Bridge Road to Bradley Road via Leeds Road and Oak Road.

    To help minimise the impact of this on the local residents we propose changing the road to one way.

  • Increasingly parents can no longer count on being able to send their children to the nearest school. Have studies shown wether this has increased school time traffic?

    Antonyk asked 10 months ago

    Over the past four decades, travel to school patterns have changed. School bus services have been cut and the propensity for children to walk or cycle to school has declined due a number of factors which include issues around child and road safety. Although the proportion of primary school children walking to school has remained constant the number of secondary school pupils walking to school has reduced by 10%. It is a fact that traffic volumes increase during term time and reduce to a more manageable level during school holiday periods.

    The scheme we are proposing will improve travel times and journey times for the surrounding areas.
    As part of the Bradley Park housing allocation, there are plans to also provide a new primary school.

  • Has consideration been given to creating a new Motorway junction, were the A641 crosses the M62?

    Antonyk asked 10 months ago

    Strategic highways such as Motorways are under the jurisdiction of Highways England (HE) and consequently they would need to support a scheme around this. Kirklees Council are in discussion with HE about the possibility of junction 24A. As yet Junction 24A does not feature in the delivery plans of HE. Delivery of the A62 / A644 (Wakefield Road) Link Road scheme is within the council’s control and we are therefore in a position to deliver it much sooner than a new motorway junction.

  • I believe the WYCA are tasked with improving air quality. An increase in electric vehicle uptake would improve air quality, What is the WYCA doing to promote electric vehicles and improve the charging infrastructure?

    Antonyk asked 10 months ago

    Technically, local (highway) authorities have the legal responsibility for local air quality, not the Combined Authority.
    That aside, we are delivering the Ultra-Low Emission Taxi Scheme which, through partnership with Engie Power Limited will deliver up to 88 charge points that will be accessible to both the public and private hire/taxis.

    Our local authority partners are stipulating charging infrastructure at new commercial and residential developments to increase availability of charge points. 

  • Surely the answer to the problems is not moving the problem from Cooper Bridge roundabout to a new roundabout? Surely constructing the new link road all the way to the M62 junction would provide a route to and from Huddersfield and the motorway and to and from Mirfield and the motorway. These options are 1. not varied enough at this stage for public consultation, they are the same route with token changes to make it feel like consultation 2. don't address the issue the traffic, including the increase traffic from development, still merges together at a small roundabout. Has a new link road all the way to the M62 been considered? Why has it been discarded and not included in public consultation?

    PG asked 10 months ago

    We have considered your suggestions but there are a number of issues. Firstly, there are a number of physical constraints obstructing this option including a river, a canal and a railway. Also, strategic highways such as motorways are under the jurisdiction of Highways England and consequently they would need to support a proposal to connect a new road to the M62. At this stage of the process we have considered numerous routes and have found the proposed scheme to be the most feasible and most cost effective.

  • Hi guys, I am really excited by this, finally getting some investment in Huddersfield! I just think we need a road connecting Bradley Road to the link road without having to go down the Bradley Road junction as I can imagine this will be extremely busy with the new housing development. A solution would be for the link road to have a roundabout which connects onto Bradley road?

    Bradley resident asked 11 months ago

    The proposed new roundabout on the link road will provide a direct link to the new housing development which will enable traffic from the development site to use the link road without having to access Bradley Road or Bradley junction.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your comment on the options proposals. This will be taken into consideration as a part of the analysis reporting stage which follows public engagement. If you haven't done so already, please complete a survey.

  • Will the new housing development in Bradley be built before the road is completed or afterwards? I am currently commuting half an hour from Deighton to get onto the M62 but with the new link road from the new housing, this will be reduced to a few minutes! I just hope new housing goes ahead, sooner than later!

    Bradley resident asked 11 months ago

    As things stand, we expect the road to be completed before the majority of the houses are built and will therefore be able to accommodate the traffic generate by the housing development.

  • Wouldn't simply building Junction 24A where the A641 crosses the M62 solve most of these problems at a fraction of the cost of this scheme?

    Aleks_Lukic asked 11 months ago

    Strategic highway such as Motorways are under the jurisdiction of Highways England and consequently they would need to support a scheme around this. Kirklees Council are in discussion with Highways England (HE) about the possibility of junction 24A. As yet Junction 24A does not feature in the delivery plans of HE. Delivery of the Cooper Bridge scheme is within the council’s control and we are therefore in a position to deliver it much sooner than a new motorway junction.

  • Will the new link road be classified as an A-road? I note that the number A6244 is available, which would be a fitting number.

    Aleks_Lukic asked 11 months ago

    This will be subject to conversations with the Department for Transport.

  • Why is there still only one lane proposed for all traffic from Mirfield or Heckmondwike to turn right towards the M62? This movement should be grade separated or multiple lanes as it currently causes enormous congestion from this direction.

    Aleks_Lukic asked 11 months ago

    Our initial thoughts are that by building a link road and widening Wakefield Road we will relieve some of the congestion from Wakefield Road towards Cooper Bridge. We are also reassigning the lane allocation on Cooper Bridge Road to provide two lanes towards Huddersfield will allow more traffic to flow through the junction.  In addition we will improve signal timings at Cooper Bridge junction to allow traffic to travel through the Cooper Bridge junction more quickly, all of which will alleviate congestion from Miller and Carter to Cooper Bridge Roundabout. We are still undertaking traffic assessments which will help us to determine which option performs the best.

  • Why is there no grade separation proposed at either Cooper Bridge or the new junction on Wakefield Road? The new junction on Wakefield Road, the focal point for all traffic to/from the M62, is proposed as a simple roundabout. This will surely have the same congestion problems that Cooper Bridge currently has!

    Aleks_Lukic asked 11 months ago

    Grade separation is being used in this scheme as we are building a bridge over a river, canal and two railways. It is unlikely that grade separation between highways would be affordable within the available funding for the scheme in addition to the cost of other works which would still be required such as the link road itself.  The visible impacts to the environmental impacts of a grade separated highway would also be significant in areas dominated in places by housing with a large number of listed heritage assets. The number of right turning traffic exiting the new link road onto Wakefield Road will be very low thus the M62 to Cooper Bridge traffic will flow relatively unhindered.  In addition we are proposing two lane approach to the new roundabout and on the link road which will this new junction to operate efficiently. 

  • As another user pointed out already (Mark Jessop), both plan B and C involve creating an useless third lane towards the M62. There is little congestion between Cooper Bridge and the M62, even at peak. The "hotspot" is the Cooper Bridge roundbout itself. How will plan B and C reduce the traffic from Miller and Carter to Cooperbridge Roundabout? Queues at peaks start from the Hartshead area all the way down to Mirfield (and its stupidly timed traffic light onto the main road) and stretching to Cooper Bridge for miles on end. Please answer this honestly.

    Hate Traffic asked 11 months ago

    The provision of a link road in Options B and C will remove some of the traffic that currently use the currently heavily congested Cooper Bridge R/B. This is particularly relevant for A62 (from Huddersfield), Bradley Road and Colne Bridge Road who will use the link road to gain access to the M62 thus reducing traffic demand to use Cooper Bridge.  This reduction in A62 traffic flow towards Cooper Bridge will enable us to improve traffic signals timings on other approach i.e. from Mirfield / Liversedge to allow traffic to travel through the Cooper Bridge more quickly.  We are still undertaking traffic assessments which will help us to determine if our assumptions are correct and which option performs the best.

  • Is option A the only one that will see the widening of the road towards the M62 on both sides? As someone travelling daily from Mirfield, I have much bigger delays coming from the M62 towards Cooper Bridge than the other way.

    Sam Nagy asked 11 months ago

    Yes, Option A is the only option that will see widening of Wakefield Road to and from the M62. The provision of a link road will remove some of the traffic that currently use the heavily congested Cooper Bridge R/B. This is particularly relevant for A62 (from Huddersfield), Bradley Road and Colne Bridge Road who will use the link road to gain access to the M62 thus reducing traffic demand to use Cooper Bridge.  This reduction in A62 traffic flow towards Cooper Bridge will enable us to improve traffic signals timings on other approach i.e. Wakefield Road to allow traffic to travel through the Cooper Bridge more quickly.  We are still undertaking traffic assessments which will help us to determine if our assumptions are correct and which option performs the best.

  • Where this new road will join from Bradley road. How will people be able to come out to join Bradley from who have come from A644 Wakefield Road? Will there be traffic lights? Or will you have to try to join the traffic when it’s available because if so there will still be a very long line of traffic. So would this plan really work?

    Katie Allen asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  Our current plans are for the junction between the link road and Bradley Road to have traffic light signals. 

  • WILL THIS STOP THE FLOODING UNDER THR RAILWAY BRIDGE AND OUTSIDE THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT WHICH AS BEEN ONGOING FOR THE 30 YEARS THAT I'VE LIVED ON LEEDS ROAD. ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE, WHEN WILLTHIS MIRACLE START AND MORE IMPORTANT WILL I LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE IT

    STEVE DAVIES asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  The flooding which occurs in this location is not as a result of an issue with the drainage directly on this section of the road and involves multiple parties. The Council is currently discussing improvements to the road drainage with various parties to hopefully determine a solution before the highway scheme is constructed.  The delivery of any solution will be subject to being able to source the funding and secure any necessary approvals to rectify it, but we will aim to address these as the scheme is constructed if possible.

    Subject to the scheme securing funding and successfully completing all necessary statutory processes we aim to start construction in 2021, more details of the timelines for delivering the scheme can be found on the Project Overview document on the Your Voice webpage.