Transformational Project Leeds Northern Outer Ring Road

This project will complete a Strategic Outline Business Case to identify improvements to transform the highway network to the West and North-West of Leeds. Proposals will look to unlock a major strategic highway bottleneck caused by limited orbital highway capacity.

Proposals will include the expansion and / or upgrade of the Leeds Northern Outer Ring Road between Dawsons Corner (A647) and Horsforth Roundabout (A65).

The provision of more orbital highway capacity in this section of Leeds complements Leeds’s aspirations to reduce the volume of traffic within its urban area. It would reroute essential highway movements out of the main built up areas, providing options for efficient, congestion free and legible orbital driving routes around the city, on roads that are designed for such purposes.


Project Lead Leeds City Council
District/ Area Leeds
Funding West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £0.393 million - to develop the scheme to Strategic Outline Business Case 
Project Status Activity 6 - closure & review- scheme only taken to SOC
Start and end dates 2019 - 2021
Delivery partners  
Other funders Leeds City Council- £0.100 million
Get in touch Email Leeds City Council

This page was last updated in Oct 2023.