Additional funding for traffic projects across the Wakefield district
The district is set
to benefit from a £600,000 boost to help deliver traffic improvement and
Wakefield Council has successfully secured the funding from the Government’s
National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), which will provide much needed
extra resources to develop its transport networks.
Cllr Matthew Morley,
Cabinet Member for Transportation and Highways at Wakefield Council, said:
“It’s great news that we have secured this new funding. It will make a real
difference by benefiting local communities and supporting improvements to the
district’s overall transport network.”
The funds will be spent on a variety of schemes to improve journey times across
the district including the management of traffic signal junctions across the
district, the Pontefract to Knottingley Connect cycle scheme, and the
Sharleston to Streethouse footpath.
The money will also be used to fund a new pedestrian crossing on the A650 dual
carriageway, improvements on the Pontefract corridor junction and a road
resurfacing programme from Holywell Lane to Fryston. Over £50,000 has been
allocated to road work in flood priority areas.
The funding was approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.