New roundabout and road 'could cut town traffic'
A new roundabout and road on the North and West Yorkshire border could reduce traffic disturbance from a nearby power station, a council has said.
Wakefield Council said the development at Dish Hill near Ferrybridge would promote growth and reduce heavy goods vehicles in the town centre.
The council won a Regional Growth Fund grant of £1.3m for the work last year.
If the council accepts the funding, work could start in Spring 2013 and be finished by December.
Graham Stokes, councillor for Knottingley and Ferrybridge, said the money was important for local jobs and economic growth.
The new road would give a direct route to the A162, so lorries from the power station would no longer have to use Ferrybridge High Street, Mr Stokes said.
Wakefield Council cabinet is meeting to discuss the next steps on 3 July.