Castleford Growth Corridor Scheme

The Aire River Growth Corridor is within Castleford and has been designated as a 'Housing Zone'. Improvements to the transport infrastructure are needed to accommodate additional new homes planned for the area, and employment growth expected in the town.

This scheme aims to construct a new link road, improving the highway and reducing congestion. Flood mitigation measures will also be installed and pedestrian crossing facilities will be improved. A cycle lane will also be added to improve accessibility for cycle users along Aire Street and Wheldon Road.

The Castleford Growth Corridor Scheme will provide this by reducing congestion and improving accessibility.

This scheme will also provide a new public realm along the waterfront.

Project Lead

Wakefield Council

District/ Area


Business case summary

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West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund - £6.858 million

Project Status

Activity 4: Full Business Case

Start and end dates

January 2020 – January 2022

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Other funders

Wakefield Council

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This page was last updated in Q3 2020/2021