Corridor Improvement Programme Phase 1 Bradford A6177 ORR Thornton Road

The scheme involves a package of measures to improve highway efficiency for the benefit of all road users along part of the A6177 Outer Ring Road which forms part of the West Yorkshire Key Route Network (KRN).

Providing extra capacity at the Thornton Road/ A6177 junction will reduce congestion at this key pinch point on the road network and help to facilitate housing and employment growth along both the A6177 and B6145 corridors and the regeneration of Bradford City Centre.

The B6145 is used by 24,797 vehicles on an average weekday with high frequency bus services to Thornton, Bingley, Cottingley and Keighley. This scheme will improve journey times along this route for all road users. 

This scheme also aims to increase capacity at the Toller Lane/ A6177 junction including the facility of turning movements, pedestrian and cycling facilities, and bus priority lanes where feasible.

This scheme will provide access to employment through the reduction in journey times and unlock land for housing development.

Project Lead

Bradford Council

District/ Area


Business case summary



West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £8.5 million

Project Status

Activity 3: Outline Business Case

Start and end dates

Construction to start late 2019

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Other funders


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