Castleford Growth Corridor Scheme

The Aire River Growth Corridor is within Castleford and has been designated as a 'Housing Zone'. Improvements to the transport infrastructure are needed to accommodate additional new homes planned for the area, and employment growth expected in the town.

This scheme aims to construct a new link road, improving the highway and reducing congestion. Flood mitigation measures will also be installed and pedestrian crossing facilities will be improved. A cycle lane will also be added to improve accessibility for cycle users along Aire Street and Wheldon Road.

The Castleford Growth Corridor Scheme will provide this by reducing congestion and improving accessibility.

This scheme will also provide a new public realm along the waterfront.

Project Lead Wakefield Council
District/ Area Wakefield
Funding West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund - £9.27m
Project Status Activity 4: Full Business Case 
Start and end dates April 2024 - January 2025
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders Wakefield Council - £221k
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This page was last updated in February 2024.