Bradford Shipley Corridor Improvements

Updated November 2018

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.

The main objectives of this scheme are:

  • Reduce traffic congestion and journey times
  • Assist with the delivery of new homes, extension of employment space and creation of new jobs in the area
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve air quality
  • Encourage use of more sustainable modes of transport (e.g. buses, cycles, walking)

Further details regarding these can be found at Your Voice.

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