Other Local Roads

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


New speed warning signs to be installed on Otley roads

Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus, 10 February 2019:

FOUR new Speed Indicator Devices will soon be in operation in Otley

The Town Council’s Community Development Committee agreed this week to fund the purchase and installation of three of the SIDs for a total of £9,330. Two will be based on the A659 Pool Road and the A660 Leeds Road, while the location for the third is still being finalised.

Leeds City Council, meanwhile, is due to install a SID on Weston Lane – before Ashfield Primary School as you enter Otley – as part of the Ashfield Ward 20mph zone project.

Community Development Committee Chair Councillor Peter Jackson (Lib Dem, Ashfield) said: “Evidence shows that SIDs slow many drivers down and this contributes to safety, reduces pollution and increases well-being. I am delighted my committee has been able to progress this important road safety measure.” (See original article here)


ExaminerLive 31 December 2018

Seven ways traffic in Huddersfield is being tackled in 2019

There’s not much to be happy about driving around Huddersfield’s increasingly jammed up and pothole riddled roads.

With public transport expensive and unreliable, congestion is on the rise as people continue to stick with the good old motor car to get around.

But with traffic queues costing the economy millions and causing worrying levels of pollution and misery, transport chiefs are under pressure to get our vehicles moving again.

After years of putting in restrictions to make traffic slow down highways are being opened up to allow traffic to speed up.

Kirklees Council has been limited to what it can do in recent years due to unprecedented cuts to its funding by government. (Read more…)


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).