A650 Tong Street

Bradford is designated as a Spatial Priority Area in the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). A historically important founder city within West Yorkshire’s economy, Bradford district continues to be a significant economic driver within the Leeds City region, with an economy worth over £9.2bn.

The A650 connects Bradford to parts of Leeds and Kirklees and serves as an alternative access to the motorway network.

The current vehicle capacity causes congestion and results in significant levels of traffic through residential areas, presenting a key pinch point in the road network.

This scheme is likely to comprise of highway capacity, efficiency, safety and air quality improvements along with enhancements to pedestrian and cycle provisions.

Project Lead

Bradford Council

District/ Area


Business case summary

Transport Fund updates can be found here


West Yorkshire Combined Authority - £20 million

Project Status

Activity 3: Outline Business Case

Start and end dates

2021 - 2025

Delivery partners

To be confirmed

Other funders

Potential DfT funding

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This page was last updated in Q3 2020/2021