Glasshoughton Southern Link Road

The Glasshoughton Southern Link Road (GSLR) scheme extends the existing Whistler Drive to Bruce Smeaton Way at the Cutsyke Road roundabout.

The Glasshoughton Southern Link Road provides a more direct route to the leisure / retail area from Wakefield and Normanton, reduces congestion and improves accessibility. It will result in a significant reduction in traffic on the A639/A6539 corridor immediately North of the Glasshoughton development area.

The additional highway capacity improves conditions for bus services (the Council has secured funding for a new bus service on this route), pedestrians and cyclists.

This scheme also enables the delivery of 1,300 new homes and creates the ability for employment opportunities due to improved connectivity.

Project Lead

Wakefield Council

District/ Area


Business case summary

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West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund - £5.968 million

Project Status

Activity 6 - Delivery

Start and end dates

Construction start early March 2019

Scheme completed June 2020.

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Other funders

Harworth Estates / Waystone Ltd dedicating land as highway

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This page was last updated in Q3 2020/2021