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Wakefield Council

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Wakefield Council
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Primary Destinations
Pontefract • Wakefield
Other Important Destinations
Barnsley • Doncaster • Kirklees • Leeds • North Yorkshire
National Highways Roads
M1 • M62 • A1(M) • A1 • A162 (part)

Primary Destinations

The following Primary Destinations are located within the council area:

Trunk Roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the council:

Route From To Length


A61 Derby Thirsk 107 miles View
A162 Darrington Tadcaster 15.2 miles View
A628 Hollingworth Pontefract 37.6 miles View
A636 Denby Dale Wakefield 10.9 miles View
A637 Gawber Grange Moor 9.2 miles View
A638 Markham Moor Chain Bar 55.4 miles View
A639 Barnsdale Bar Leeds 19.9 miles View
A642 Garforth Fenay Bridge, Huddersfield 22.7 miles View
A645 Crofton Airmyn Grange 25.2 miles View
A650 Keighley Wakefield 25.1 miles View
A655 Castleford Agbrigg 7.1 miles View
A656 Glasshoughton Parlington 6.6 miles View
A6032 Jin Whin Hill, Castleford Bridge Street, Castleford 1.2 miles View
A6186 Durkar Milnthorpe 1.2 miles View
A6194 Normanton Agbrigg 2.6 miles View
A6196 Cutsyke Glasshoughton 2.33 km View
A6201 Hemsworth Bypass Barnsdale Bar 4.8 miles View
A6539 Glasshoughton Normanton 2.6 miles View   
B6117 Heckmondwike Midgley 9.3 miles View
B6128 Horbury Batley 6.9 miles View
B6129 Ossett Shepherd Hill 1.1 miles View
B6132 Sandal Barnsley 7.8 miles View
B6133 Featherstone Normanton Bypass 1.7 miles View
B6134 Pontefract Ackton 3.1 miles View
B6135 Methley Junction Thorpe on the Hill 5.5 miles View
B6136 Glasshoughton Knottingley 3.5 miles View
B6273 Brampton Wragby 11.3 miles View
B6378 Sharlston Common Sandal 3.9 miles View
B6389 Sandal Agbrigg 0.6 miles View
B6421 Castleford High Ackworth 5.5 miles View
B6422 Scawthorpe Hemsworth 9.6 miles View
B6428 Barugh Green Featherstone 11.5 miles View
B6474 South Elmsall Wentbridge 6.8 miles View
B6475 Lupset Thornes 1.2 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered Roads

Main Article: Wakefield Council (Class III roads)

The council is responsible for around 131km of Class III roads. All roads are prefixed with the letter C, and the numbering system is likely shared with other West Yorkshire Councils.

Highways Management

The Council is responsible for the maintenance of 1360 km of roads and associated footways in the district that are not managed by National Highways, 558 km of these roads are covered under winter maintenance. This also includes, 234 bridges and structures, signal controlled junctions, controlled crossings, road markings, 2,500 illuminated signs, 1,200 illuminated bollards, traffic signs and 41,000 street lights.


Main Article: Wakefield Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Wakefield Council (Crossings)


Wakefield Council
A61 • A162 • A628 • A636 • A637 • A638 • A639 • A642 • A645 • A650 • A655 • A656 • A6032 • A6186 • A6194 • A6196 • A6201 • A6539 • B6117 • B6128 • B6129 • B6132 • B6133 • B6134 • B6135 (Castleford - Lofthouse) • B6136 • B6273 • B6378 • B6389 • B6421 • B6422 • B6428 • B6474 • B6475
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