UPDATE: Metro has this morning corrected the times of the road closures originally posted on its website – they are 9pm-5am each day, not 7am and 7pm as originally indicated by Metro. Apologies for any confusion.
ORIGINAL POST: Bus routes hare being changed this week as a result of resurfacing work in the Stanningley Bottom area.
Roadworks in connection with the £29 million cycle superhighway will take place today (Sunday, 24 January, 9pm until 5am Monday morning) and from tomorrow until Friday, 29 January (9pm – 5am each day).
According to Metro, bus changes in the Stanningley Bottom and Stanningley Town Street area are as follows:
- Services 9, 16 & 16A will divert via Bradford Road, Ring Road, and Owlcotes slip road to Richardshaw Lane.
- Services 14 & 91 will divert via Swinnow Lane, Swinnow Road and Lowtown.
- Service 72 towards Bradford will divert at Bramley Town End via Henconner Lane, Stanningley bypass and the Ring Road.
- Service 72 towards Leeds will divert at Dawson’s Corner via the Ring Road to the Swinnow slip road, then via Swinnow Lane and Stanningley Road.
— Metro Travel News (@MetroTravelNews) January 24, 2016
The resurfacing work includes work that was originally due to be carried out in November, but was cancelled due to bad weather.
Last August The Dispatch reported how Richardshaw Lane closed for eight weeks to allow work on two mini roundabouts to be carried out.
He said the route would link local residents to “employment sites, areas of housing growth and key economic regeneration sites” as well as encourage more people to use their bikes for commuting to and from work. This, in turn, would reduce the dependency on private cars.
But the scheme has split public opinion, with some residents saying the money could have been spent on other things.