Work on £2.9m cycleway connecting Castleford with Wakefield begins

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The commencement of the principal period of a £2.9m cycleway associating Castleford with Wakefield is in progress.

Development started nearby at Whitwood a week ago, with Coun Keith Wakefield, the executive of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Transport Committee, and Coun Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council’s bureau part for transport and interstates, formally initiating the whole project.

The principal area of the plan will be 2km long, beginning from Methley Bridge, Castleford to Fairies Hill Lock in Whitewood.

The project has been financed by the Department for Transport and is being conveyed by WYCA’s City Connect Program.

Coun Wakefield stated: “This venture speaks to an energising new advance for City Connect, where new green cycle courses are being made, off the parkway, where already none existed. These great connections will profit the groups in Castleford, Methley and Wakefield, by growing the cycle arrange they can get to.”

The Castleford to Wakefield Greenway is set to expand the current Castleford Greenway, connecting it to Methley Junction, the Trans Pennine trail to Wakefield and in the end to Leeds.

Individuals will have the capacity to utilise the course of relaxation and work.
Coun Morley stated: “The course will interface groups, give a protected and charming connect to work and to prepare and will give occupants and families the chance to make the most of their encompassing territories by either getting out on two wheels or by foot.”

Sandy Clark, in the seat of the Wakefield District Cycling Forum, which has crusaded for the way, included: “When the work is done it will be a great activity free course from the focal point of Castleford to the Wakefield Waterfront.”

The last cycle course is relied upon to open next spring.

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