Leeds & West Yorkshire

Wakefield road plan will 'safeguard' jobs says council

A new £1.6m road scheme in West Yorkshire will create 12 construction jobs and safeguard hundreds of other posts, according to the local council.

Wakefield Council won a Regional Growth Fund grant of £1.3m for the work.

The council said the work would help secure jobs at Ferrybridge power station and at a new low-carbon multi-fuel plant.

The work will improve access to the industrial sites with a roundabout at Dish Hill, Ferrybridge, off the old A1.

The work is expected to be completed within a year and will give a direct route to the A162.

Currently lorries from the power station and other industrial sites have to use Ferrybridge High Street.

The scheme's total cost is £1.6m with £250,000 coming from the private sector.

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