Huddersfield Southern Corridors

Photograph of Folly Hall location - view from junction of A616 Lockwood Road with B6432 St Thomas' Road, in the direction of Huddersfield Town Centre, Chapel Hill. Photograph shows road, junction lights, a turning bus and Kirklees college building.

Plans have been developed to improve four key locations on busy routes to the south of Huddersfield town centre, where there are delays, queuing traffic, and limited facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. These routes are often severely congested at peak times, which makes travel difficult, and travel times unreliable and slow.

The four locations are:

  • Lockwood Bar - A616 Lockwood Road / Bridge Street / 'Lockwood Bar' / Albert Street / Crowther Street
  • Longroyd Lane - A62 Manchester Road junction with Longroyd Lane and B6432 St Thomas' Road
  • Folly Hall - A616 Lockwood Road / Chapel Hill junction with B6432 Colne Road and St Thomas' Road
  • Queensgate - Huddersfield Ring Road, linking to Cross Church Street and Shorehead Roundabout

Plans have been developed with the aim to:

  • Reduce congestion
  • Reduce journey times
  • Improve air quality
  • Enhance the public realm
  • Reduce the potential for accidents
  • Improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve bus reliability
  • Enable access to land for new housing and economic development

West Yorkshire Transport Fund

This project has received funding through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.


Lockwood Bar - A616 Lockwood Road / Bridge Street / 'Lockwood Bar' / Albert Street / Crowther Street

The proposed plan for Lockwood Bar has been developed to reduce the amount of traffic flow through the community area og Lockwood Bar. To do this vehicle turns between Lockwood Road and Bridge Street will be limited, some to bus movements only, and the relocation of the existing pelican crossing to the junction. Some traffic will be diverted between Bridge Street and Lockwood Road by an improved Albert Street. Overall enhancements include road and footpath resurfacing, landscaping and improvements to make it easier to travel on foot and access bus facilities.


Longroyd Lane - A62 Manchester Road junction with Longroyd Lane and B6432 St Thomas' Road

By creating a second lane toward the A62 Manchester Road the proposed plan aims to reduce queuing and delays experienced on Longroyd Lane and the A62 Manchester Road. The plan also includes improvements to make it easier and safer to travel on foot or by bicycle, including enhanced shared use pavements, pedestrian crossing and cycle stop lines at the junction.

The plan includes the demolition of some listed cottages - we will be seeking appropriate advice and guidance on this.


Folly Hall - A616 Lockwood Road / Chapel Hill junction with B6432 Colne Road and St Thomas' Road

By making a small reduction in the footpath and central reservation more on road space can be provided to increase the turning lanes. It is proposed in the plans that by doing this queuing and delays caused by turning traffic on the A616 Lockwood Road will be reduced. In addition, regulating some movements in or out of Colne Road as a more cost effective solution, is being investigated, this could mean banning turns from Colne Road onto Folly Hall and/or Lockwood Road.


Queensgate - Huddersfield Ring Road, linking to Cross Church Street and Shorehead Roundabout

The proposed changes to the road layout will allow traffic on the ring road to be managed better. Widened footways will allow cyclists and pedestrians to share the space and traffic light controlled crossing in front of the University will be changes so as to be able to cross Queensgate in one go.


We recommend viewing the plans before completing our feedback form.


The story so far

In March 2018 we contacted local residents and businesses in the four locations as part of an early engagement to get their views on our developing proposals (at this time the scheme was called the Huddersfield Southern Gateways). The feedback received has been used to prioritise the schemes development and create the proposed location improvement plans.

During summer 2019, to support the launch of Kirklees Council's Huddersfield Blueprint - a 10 year vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre - we collected feedback and comments on the Queensgate location improvement proposals, because of how close it is to the town centre, and its link to another road improvement scheme on Cross Church Street.

We are now asking for your comments on all four locations to help us finalise our plans. We recommend that you view these plans before submitting your feedback. Your can view the plans in our photo gallery, or download a PDF copy to zoom in and see the detail. If you have a question, or wish to discuss the plan, you are welcome to visit one of our drop-in events (details can be found here), or email the team at major.transport@kirklees.gov.uk.


The Huddersfield Blueprint

Kirklees Council launched the Huddersfield Blueprint - a 10 year vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre on 26 June 2019.

The ambitious plan aims to deliver five key objectives for Huddersfield town centre: a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer; thriving businesses; a great place to live; improved access; and enhanced public spaces.

It focuses on regenerating six key areas of the town centre: Station Gateway; St Peter's; Kingsgate and King Street; New Street; the Civic Quarter; and a new Cultural Heart in the Queensgate and Piazza area.

View the Huddersfield Blueprine at: kirklees.gov.uk/huddersfieldblueprint



Plans have been developed to improve four key locations on busy routes to the south of Huddersfield town centre, where there are delays, queuing traffic, and limited facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. These routes are often severely congested at peak times, which makes travel difficult, and travel times unreliable and slow.

The four locations are:

  • Lockwood Bar - A616 Lockwood Road / Bridge Street / 'Lockwood Bar' / Albert Street / Crowther Street
  • Longroyd Lane - A62 Manchester Road junction with Longroyd Lane and B6432 St Thomas' Road
  • Folly Hall - A616 Lockwood Road / Chapel Hill junction with B6432 Colne Road and St Thomas' Road
  • Queensgate - Huddersfield Ring Road, linking to Cross Church Street and Shorehead Roundabout

Plans have been developed with the aim to:

  • Reduce congestion
  • Reduce journey times
  • Improve air quality
  • Enhance the public realm
  • Reduce the potential for accidents
  • Improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve bus reliability
  • Enable access to land for new housing and economic development

West Yorkshire Transport Fund

This project has received funding through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.


Lockwood Bar - A616 Lockwood Road / Bridge Street / 'Lockwood Bar' / Albert Street / Crowther Street

The proposed plan for Lockwood Bar has been developed to reduce the amount of traffic flow through the community area og Lockwood Bar. To do this vehicle turns between Lockwood Road and Bridge Street will be limited, some to bus movements only, and the relocation of the existing pelican crossing to the junction. Some traffic will be diverted between Bridge Street and Lockwood Road by an improved Albert Street. Overall enhancements include road and footpath resurfacing, landscaping and improvements to make it easier to travel on foot and access bus facilities.


Longroyd Lane - A62 Manchester Road junction with Longroyd Lane and B6432 St Thomas' Road

By creating a second lane toward the A62 Manchester Road the proposed plan aims to reduce queuing and delays experienced on Longroyd Lane and the A62 Manchester Road. The plan also includes improvements to make it easier and safer to travel on foot or by bicycle, including enhanced shared use pavements, pedestrian crossing and cycle stop lines at the junction.

The plan includes the demolition of some listed cottages - we will be seeking appropriate advice and guidance on this.


Folly Hall - A616 Lockwood Road / Chapel Hill junction with B6432 Colne Road and St Thomas' Road

By making a small reduction in the footpath and central reservation more on road space can be provided to increase the turning lanes. It is proposed in the plans that by doing this queuing and delays caused by turning traffic on the A616 Lockwood Road will be reduced. In addition, regulating some movements in or out of Colne Road as a more cost effective solution, is being investigated, this could mean banning turns from Colne Road onto Folly Hall and/or Lockwood Road.


Queensgate - Huddersfield Ring Road, linking to Cross Church Street and Shorehead Roundabout

The proposed changes to the road layout will allow traffic on the ring road to be managed better. Widened footways will allow cyclists and pedestrians to share the space and traffic light controlled crossing in front of the University will be changes so as to be able to cross Queensgate in one go.


We recommend viewing the plans before completing our feedback form.


The story so far

In March 2018 we contacted local residents and businesses in the four locations as part of an early engagement to get their views on our developing proposals (at this time the scheme was called the Huddersfield Southern Gateways). The feedback received has been used to prioritise the schemes development and create the proposed location improvement plans.

During summer 2019, to support the launch of Kirklees Council's Huddersfield Blueprint - a 10 year vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre - we collected feedback and comments on the Queensgate location improvement proposals, because of how close it is to the town centre, and its link to another road improvement scheme on Cross Church Street.

We are now asking for your comments on all four locations to help us finalise our plans. We recommend that you view these plans before submitting your feedback. Your can view the plans in our photo gallery, or download a PDF copy to zoom in and see the detail. If you have a question, or wish to discuss the plan, you are welcome to visit one of our drop-in events (details can be found here), or email the team at major.transport@kirklees.gov.uk.


The Huddersfield Blueprint

Kirklees Council launched the Huddersfield Blueprint - a 10 year vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre on 26 June 2019.

The ambitious plan aims to deliver five key objectives for Huddersfield town centre: a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer; thriving businesses; a great place to live; improved access; and enhanced public spaces.

It focuses on regenerating six key areas of the town centre: Station Gateway; St Peter's; Kingsgate and King Street; New Street; the Civic Quarter; and a new Cultural Heart in the Queensgate and Piazza area.

View the Huddersfield Blueprine at: kirklees.gov.uk/huddersfieldblueprint