Wakefield Eastern Relief Road

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road will be a single carriageway highway between the A638 Doncaster Road to the South and the A642 Aberford Road to the North.

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR) will open up substantial job creation by providing direct access into the East Wakefield employment growth area for residents across Wakefield. The road acts as an alternative route around the city centre and will therefore reduce congestion and increase accessibility. Providing this additional highway capacity will improve conditions for bus services, pedestrians and cyclists and open up further opportunities to provide complementary sustainable transport measures within and to the Lower Kirkgate area. It will also help to accommodate future development traffic in the East of the district.

Project Lead


Wakefield Council

District/ Area



Business case summary




West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £37.5 million


Project Status

Activity 7: Monitoring and Evaluation


Start and end dates



Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority



Other funders

Third Party- £14.2 million


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