Other Local Roads

In addition to Flockton’s campaign for a bypass, some other local roads are also being looked at – either campaigned for by local residents, or planned by local government.

ExaminerLive 11 December 2018

M62 relief road plan is blighting homes and businesses says councillor

Houses and businesses on the route of a proposed £70m relief road and viaduct designed to cut congestion at Cooper Bridge will be “blighted” until the plan is signed off, says a senior Tory.

Now Labour-run Kirklees Council has been urged to simplify the three options that make up its indicative plans as residents affected by the project take part in a consultation exercise.

Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt says the scheme, due to get underway in 2021, will be “one of the biggest engineering projects for a generation and needs to be done right”.

But with three options on the table he fears that home-owners, commuters and motorists will be bamboozled by the sheer weight of detail on offer.

“Why three options?” he asked. (Read full article…)


ExaminerLive 6 December 2018
Plans to create £69m Cooper Bridge bypass to M62 finally revealed.

A massive £69.2m road scheme designed to solve 20 years of congestion around the Cooper Bridge roundabout has been unveiled by Kirklees Council.

Transport chiefs and planners say the “ambitious and transformational” project will involve the creation of a new relief road and viaduct for the area.

The scheme in total will provide 1.5km of new road and changes to 2.5km of current highway.


ExaminerLive 16 November 2018
Kirklees Council to spend £420 million on new roads in next 15 years.

Massive building programmes, including the mooted North Kirklees Orbital Road, represent a £420m investment in Kirklees’ highways over the next 15 years. (Read more…)


7th September 2018
Transport Secretary announces study for £50m Shipley bypass.

“Chris Grayling told a group of local businesspeople that schemes to improve the secondary road network were his focus, with the Shipley bypass a priority.”


Saltaire Bypass Proposal. Also mentioned on BBC Look North (Friday 7 Septemeber 2018).