Wakefield A650 Newton Bar

The A650 experiences high congestion levels, particularly around Newton Bar and the existing roundabout.

The roundabout connects the A650 dual carriageway to Junction 41 of the M1; the A61 Leeds Road 110 bus routes to the city centre; and Bar Lane to Pinderfields Hospital and the City Fields housing development.

This scheme aims to improve the highway capacity of the roundabout in order to manage the traffic flows and facilitate the development of future housing. The roundabout will be increased in size and traffic signals installed to better control the flow of traffic along the corridor.

This scheme also improves pedestrian and cycle facilities across the roundabout to improve health and safety aspects. 

Project Lead

Wakefield Council

District/ Area


Business case summary

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West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund – Corridor Improvement Programme- £8.635 million

Project Status

Activity 5: Delivery

Start and end dates

Construction start December 2021 – Construction complete January 2023

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Other funders

S106 funding- To be confirmed  

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This page was last updated in Q2 2021/2022