Glasshoughton Southern Link Road

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 GSLR will provide a more direct route to the leisure / retail area from Wakefield and Normanton, reduce congestion and improve 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 will also improve 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




West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund - £6.39 million


Project Status

Activity 4 – Full Business Case


Start and end dates

Construction start early 2019 – completion early 2020.


Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority


Other funders

Harworth Estates / Waystone Ltd dedicating land as highway


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