is a town in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. Its roads are currently maintained by Leeds City Council
. and it is the beginning/end of the A58
Harold Watkinson dug the first turf for the Wetherby Bypass on Wednesday 16th October 1957, built by Crowley, Russell & Co. of Glasgow. The 2.25-mile bypass opened on 26th October 1959, costing £493,000.
In August 1988 the second bypass opened, built by John Laing Construction, costing £12m.
The Aberford - Wetherby 5.75-mile section was started on 8th April 1963, also known as North of Bramham Cross Roads to south of Wetherby by-pass. It opened in June 1965, and was built by A. Monk and Co. Ltd.
Later the three-lane Bramham to Wetherby section started in 1990, costing £14.9m. It opened in November 1993. It was built by Monk Construction, who had built the 1965 section too.
Wetherby to Allerton Station 3.75-mile section was started in February 1959. It was built by Crowley, Russell & Co. of Glasgow, and completed in August 1960 for £530,000. Crowley, Russell & Co. went into receivership and never recovered.