Wakefield A650 Newton Bar

The A650 experiences high congestion levels, particularly around Newton Bar and the existing roundabout.

The roundabout connects the A650 dual carriageway to Junction 41 of the M1; the A61 Leeds Road 110 bus routes to the city centre; and Bar Lane to Pinderfields Hospital and the City Fields housing development.

This scheme aims to improve the highway capacity of the roundabout in order to manage the traffic flows and facilitate the development of future housing. The roundabout will be increased in size and traffic signals installed to better control the flow of traffic along the corridor.

This scheme also improves pedestrian and cycle facilities across the roundabout to improve health and safety aspects. 

Project Lead Wakefield Council
District/ Area Wakefield
Funding West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund – Corridor Improvement Programme- £9.135 million
Project Status Activity 6 - Closure and Review
Start and end dates Construction start December 2021 – Construction complete January 2023
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders S106 funding- To be confirmed  
Get in touch Transplan@wakefield.gov.uk

This page was last updated in February 2024.