Glasshoughton Southern Link Road

The Glasshoughton Southern Link Road (GSLR) scheme extends the existing Whistler Drive to Bruce Smeaton Way at the Cutsyke Road roundabout.

The Glasshoughton Southern Link Road provides a more direct route to the leisure / retail area from Wakefield and Normanton, reduces congestion and improves accessibility. It will result in a significant reduction in traffic on the A639/A6539 corridor immediately North of the Glasshoughton development area.

The additional highway capacity improves conditions for bus services (the Council has secured funding for a new bus service on this route), pedestrians and cyclists.

This scheme also enables the delivery of 1,300 new homes and creates the ability for employment opportunities due to improved connectivity.

Project Lead Wakefield Council
District/ Area Wakefield
Funding West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund - £5.968 million
Project Status Activity 6 - Financial Closure
Start and end dates 2017 - 2022
Delivery partners

Wakefield Council

Other funders Harworth Estates / Waystone Ltd dedicating land as highway
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This page was last updated in July 2023.