Kirklees A62 Smart Corridor

A corridor improvement programme to maximise the increase in employment and productivity of growth and to achieve a carbon neutral impact at the package level offering active travel and modal shift options.

To increase capacity on the A62 to a level which can accommodate the predicted demand from the level of residential and employment growth around the corridor. Easing congestion issues which are a lead cause of air quality issues, slow peak journey times and an inefficient highway network but building in a more sustainable transport network and modal shift from the private car.


The scheme seeks to improve access to existing and proposed employment sites, the Cooper Bridge Enterprise Zone and the strategic and primary route network along with improve the safety of the A62 road corridor, alongside improving the detrimental environmental issues.


Enhancing the accessibility of potential housing growth allocations in the Local Plan, supporting housing and employment allocations through a sustainable transport network.

Project Lead

Kirklees Council

District/ Area


Business case summary


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West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £7.5 million

Project Status

Activity 5: Full Business Case plus costs


Start and end dates

April 2015- December 2022

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Kirklees Council

Other funders

To be confirmed.

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