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  • Bradford Shipley Corridor Improvements

    Updated December 2016

    Photo of A650 Valley Rd from Queens Road bridge
    Image of A650 Valley Road, from Queens Road Bridge

    Shipley and the Canal Road corridor are principle locations for regeneration, housing and jobs growth within Airedale. Shipley is an import hub on the road and rail networks serving Airedale and Wharfedale as well as aiding connections to Bradford, Leeds, Skipton and the central Lancashire City Region.

    The primary objective of the scheme is to unlock the regeneration potential and support the economic growth of Airedale, in particular along the Bradford-Shipley corridor. Investment in two key corridors for Bradford, the A650 and Canal Road, will provide strategic connections between Bradford and communities in Airedale, ease access difficulties, relieve congestion and improve road safety.  
    The Bradford to Shipley Corridor Improvement scheme consists of a number of independent projects which together provide improved and more reliable journey times along Canal Road and the A650:

    Specific interventions include:

    • A650 Corridor/Manningham Lane - Quality Bus Corridor. 
    • A6038 Otley Road - bus lane provision. 
    • Fox Corner Junction - redesign including altered phasing plans to introduce restricted movements, pedestrian and cyclist facilities.  
    • A650 Canal Road - a range of junction initiatives. 
    • Improved local access - pedestrian routes linking bus and rail stations, development sites and local communities. 
    Project Description
    A programme of junction and access initiatives, along the Bradford-Shipley corridor
    To reduce congestion, cut journey times and facilitate economic growth in the area
    Overall Cost
    Promoting Authority
    Bradford Council
    Project Contact email
    Estimated Completion Date
    To be confirmed