A653 Leeds to Dewsbury Corridor

This scheme for the A653 corridor from Dewsbury into Leeds will see capacity enhancement measures to reduce congestion at 'hot spot' junctions along with public transport improvement such as the introduction of a limited stop bus service between Dewsbury and Leeds, and improved cycling facilities between Mirfield and Leeds.

Reduced and more reliable journey times will help support job retention and growth along the corridor as well as improved local air quality though reduced CO2 emissions.

Project Lead

Kirklees Council

District/ Area


Business case summary

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Total scheme cost- £13 million

West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund- £12.5 million

Project Status

Activity 3: Outline Business Case

Start and end dates

September 2022 - February 2024

Delivery partners

Kirklees and Leeds City Council

Other funders

S106 contributions 

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This page was last updated in Q3 2021/2022