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Cycle superhighway: More Stanningley Road closures

6 June 2016

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Bosses behind the new CityConnect Cycle Superhighway have announced more road closures for Stanningley Road as the project nears its completion.

In a letter to be sent to Stanningley residents this week, Ginny Leonard from CityConnect, says there are remaining areas of coloured surfacing to be installed along the centre of the carriageway. She says:

“… There isn’t width to undertake the work safely with traffic running past so it is necessary to close the road for the durations of the works.”

The road will be closed on Sunday 19th June, Sunday 26th June, Sunday 3rd July from 7am until 7pm at the following locations:

  • Sunday 19th June Stanningley Road will be closed from Richardshaw Lane to Savoy Court
  • Sundays 26th June and 3rd July the road will be closed from Richardshaw Lane to Arthur Street.

Access will be available to Sunfield from Richardshaw Lane via temporary traffic lights.

Ms Leonard adds:

“Please be aware that any adverse weather may potentially cause changes to times and dates and this will be publicised online and via the highways’ signs. Provisional arrangements have been made for closures on subsequent Sundays 10th July if the conditions are unfavorable on the earlier dates.”

Bus services will also be diverted during the contractor’s working hours.

Read the letter in full here:

CityConnect Stanningley Road closure

The CS1 route, which starts just outside Leeds City Centre and reaches Bradford via Armley, Bramley, Stanningley and Thornbury, will be ready for people to start riding on 20th June.

There will be an official opening during that week, along with an exciting range of activities open to anyone, including Cycling Safaris, Bike Buses for kids and commuters, and a ‘Top Gear’ style challenge where different modes will compete to see who’s the fastest.

CS2, from Leeds to Seacroft will complete is due to be completed later this month.

On Friday, Leeds is hosting a Transport Summit at the Civic Hall to discuss the future of transport around the city. The summit follows the recent collapse of the city’s proposed trolleybus scheme.

Some businesses in Stanningley say they have suffered a loss of trade due to the cycle superhighway work.




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June Whitehead says:

Surely your comment on having to close the road due to width restriction proves that the road through Stanningley is far too narrow. Are the residents to expect that every time there are road works needed, it will have to be closed for safety reasons?