A647 road

The A647 is an A road in West Yorkshire, England that begins in Leeds and ends in Halifax. The road is 17 miles (27 km) long.[1]

A647 shield
The A647 climbing out of Halifax
Route information
Length17 mi (27 km)
Major junctions
East endLeeds
53°47′40″N 1°34′06″W / 53.7945°N 1.5683°W / 53.7945; -1.5683 (A647 road (eastern end))
West endHalifax
53°43′42″N 1°51′35″W / 53.7283°N 1.8597°W / 53.7283; -1.8597 (A647 road (western end))
Road network


The road begins at the Armley Gyratory and goes via Armley, by-passes Stanningley and Pudsey, then onwards via Thornbury to the edge of Bradford city centre.

The road then becomes part of the Bradford's Inner Ring Road (Croft Street) heading through Great Horton and up to Queensbury (1,150 feet (350 m) above sea level) before heading down hill via Boothtown to Halifax town centre.


In June 2016 the CS1 Cycle Superhighway opened from Bradford to Leeds, for the most part following the corridor of the A647.[2] However unlike similarly named schemes in the Netherlands and London, this route relies on allocated lane space within the vehicle carriageway which has led to criticism over its effectiveness from cycling and transport consultants.[3]

Stanningley bypassEdit

The road is a stretch of dual carriageway on the western edge of Leeds. It was built in the early 1970s to ease traffic congestion along Stanningley Road, forming part of the Leeds Outer Ring Road. Prior to this the A647 passed through the centre of Stanningley along the line of the present B6157.[4]

It is notable for the fact that it had Britain's first High Occupancy Vehicle Lane (HOV lane).[5]


  1. ^ "Google Maps". Google. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "The Cycle Superhighway". City Connect. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Jonathan (June 2016). "Design of flagship £29m Leeds to Bradford cycle superhighway". Johnston Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "A647". The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts. 20 November 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ QUINN, D J; GILSON, D R; DIXON, M T. "Britain's First High Occupancy Vehicle Lane - the A647, Leeds". AET Papers Repository. AET.
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