It’s even worse than we thought.

Further studies of rush-hour traffic across Kirklees reveals that the average speed of drivers on some routes is down to just 16.6mph.

Last week, the Department of Transport revealed that across Yorkshire, the average speed for commuter traffic had dropped to below 25mph for the first time in four years.

But now more detailed studies have emerged which show that ten stretches of roads in Kirklees have speeds of less than 20mph.

The A638 eastbound running from Heckmondwike to Dewsbury has been named the slowest commuter road in Kirklees.

The slowest roads in Kirklees

Drivers on that busy road could expect average speeds of just 16.6 miles per hour during peak morning times in 2015, the slowest speed for any A road in Kirklees.

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The A649 between Hipperholme and Liversedge and the A644 westbound between Cooper Bridge and Brighouse were the joint second slowest roads in the local authority with average speeds reaching 17.1 miles per hour.

Kirklees Council last week confirmed that they hoped to spend millions of pounds on improving several A roads across the area.

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Across the whole of England the average speed on A roads during peak morning times was 23.7 miles per hour in 2015, down from 24.4 miles per hour in 2014.

The A407 westbound in Barnet, London and the A2203 northbound in Greenwich, London were the joint slowest roads nationally in 2015.

Commuters driving on these two roads could expect an average speed of just 3.8 miles per hour on average during morning rush hour in 2015.

TEN SLOWEST ROADS IN KIRKLEES

Road and location Average speed at morning rush hour in 2015
A638 Eastbound in Kirklees 16.6 mph
A649 Eastbound in Kirklees 17.1 mph
A644 Westbound in Kirklees 17.1 mph
A638 Westbound in Kirklees 17.4 mph
A652 Northbound in Kirklees 17.8 mph
A652 Southbound in Kirklees 17.9 mph
A62 Eastbound in Kirklees 18.7 mph
A6024 Southbound in Kirklees 18.9 mph
A629 Northbound in Kirklees 19 mph
A62 Westbound in Kirklees 19.5 mph