Decision details

Corridor Improvement Programme - Kirklees - A62 Smart Corridor

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for the scheme to progress through Activity 5 (Full Business Case with finalised costs).


To approve that


·        The Corridor Improvement Programme A62 Smart Corridor scheme proceeds through full business case with finalised costs and work commences on activity 6 (Delivery).


·        Approval to the Combined Authority’s contribution of £7.500 million funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund, is given. The total scheme value is £10.503 million.


·        The Combined Authority enters into a variation to the existing funding agreement with Kirklees Council for expenditure of up to £7.500 million from the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund

Reasons for the decision:

To enable work to start on this scheme which will deliver improvements to a 2km stretch of the A62 in Huddersfield, between the junction of Huddersfield Ring Road, Southgate and Northumberland Street and Old Fieldhouse Lane. This leading to increased journey time reliability and improved air quality, access to existing employment and housing as well as facilitating future developments, supporting the Kirklees Local Plan. Upgrading of the junction will also improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Publication date: 12/10/2021

Date of decision: 08/10/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 20/10/2021

Call-in deadline date: 19/10/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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