A65 Airport to A658 Link Road: Improving access to Leeds Bradford Airport
This scheme is part of a long-term development vision for the airport and city. The airport is of significant importance to the Leeds City Region economy, contributing £100million a year, and is one of the fastest-growing airports in the UK.
The current 3.3 million passengers per year is predicted to rise to 9 million by 2050. To support the future growth of the airport and to address current congestion issues, three options have been put forward:
A. Building of a new road from the A65, running along the eastern edge of the airport before joining the A658 to the north. This is the most expensive estimated to cost up to £75million.
B. Building a new road that follows the same initial path from the A65 running between Rawdon and Horsforth but runs to the south west of the airport before joining the A658. This is expected to cost up to £50million.
C. Upgrading the existing A65 and A658 around Rawdon and Yeadon to the airport. This would see junctions upgraded and where needed some road widening. This is the least expensive option costing up to £15million.
An initial period of public consultation around these three options was held between 23 November 2015 and 26 February 2016. We are currently in the process of analysing the results of this consultation and will provide feedback on this in due course.
Map and further information
You can see a map and further information showing the three different options. These documents, along with the display materials from public drop in sessions held during the recent public consultation period, can also be found in the documents section.
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The scheme is going to be funded through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund and we are leading on planning and delivery. It is hoped the chosen scheme will be completed during 2023.
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