Urban Traffic Management Control

Presently, there are four Urban Traffic Control (UTC) teams, which operate in West Yorkshire and they use various systems and technologies. Whilst the teams share resources where possible, the service levels and standards vary across boundaries, meaning it is not the most efficient use of resources. The West Yorkshire UTMC project aims to reduce the effects of congestion and the resulting costs to the local economy. It is comprised of below three distinct elements.

Element A (On-street Improvements to UTC Equipment):

  • Improvements to facilities at key junctions on the West Yorkshire Key Route network (KRN), including the implementation of Split Cycle and Offset Optimisation Technique (SCOOT) and Microprocessor Vehicle Actuation (MOVA) and upgrading obsolete equipment.

Element B1 and B2 (Cloud Based Combined UTC/UTMC System):

  • The development of a combined cloud based Urban Traffic Control system for 1600 sets of traffic signals.

  • New cloud based integrated UTMC covering Variable Message Signs (VMS), Car Park Guidance systems, Journey Time Information, Pollution Monitoring, CCTV Integration, Fault Reporting

Element C (Combined UTMC Service): 

  • Reorganisation of separate West Yorkshire UTC services into a new Combined WY UTC service.
Project Lead Kirklees Council and Leeds City Council
District/ Area West Yorkshire 
Business Case Summary

Phase A- Link here

Phase B1- Link here

Phase B2- Link here

Phase C- Link here

Funding  West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £7.940 million 
Project Status

Phase A- Activity 6: Delivery

Phase B1- Activity 6: Delivery

Phase B2- Activity 4: Full Business Case

Phase C- Activity 4: Full Business Case

Start and end dates 2018- 2021
Delivery partners

Bradford Council

Calderdale Council

Leeds Council

Wakefield Council

West Yorkshire Combined Authority 

Other funders To be confirmed
Get in touch/ contact information  major.transport@kirklees.gov.uk
  1. Urban Traffic Management Control - Element A

    Improvements to facilities at key junctions on the West Yorkshire Key Route Network (KRN), including the implementation of Split Cycle and Offset Optimisation Technique (SCOOT) and Microprocessor Vehicle Actuation (MOVA) and upgrading obsolete equipment.

    Read more about Urban Traffic Management Control - Element A
  2. Urban Traffic Management Control - Element C

    This new West Yorkshire service will combine the existing four district Urban Traffic Control teams into one combined team which will be based at Merrion House through Leeds City Council with Leeds City Council acting as the Accountable Body

    Read more about Urban Traffic Management Control - Element C

This page was last updated in Q3 2020/2021