Wakefield eastern relief road: Here's what you think

Claims that Wakefield's eastern relief road has cut journey times for commuters in the area has received a difference of opinion from readers.

Friday, 11th January 2019, 10:11 am
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 11:14 am

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) says that thousands of people driving between Doncaster Road and Newton Bar during the weekday morning rush hour have benefited from the £33million road since it opened in April 2017, saying it’s providing motorists with a much-needed bypass around Wakefield city centre.

Paul BA Free-Man said: “I live on Donny Road and it has more traffic on it now than ever.”

Construction of Wakefield Eastern Relief Road.

James Cooper said: “Save £33 million, set off 12 mins earlier.”

Andy Goose said: “Not between 5pm and and 6pm it isn’t.”

Ann Lockwood added: “And its only goping to get a lot worse when all the houses are there.”

Nyree Harding said: “Not so positive if you need to use Bar Lane, huge queues and must have impacted ambulances in and out of Pinderfields.”

But Jane Cooper said: “I live in Crofton, work at Fieldhead Hospital and personally I love it.

“I’ve used it nearly every day since it opened.

“There are problems sometimes coming home at 6.30pm, but not always.”