In depth: How proposals could transform Armley Gyratory

26 February 2018

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How would you improve congested Armley Gyratory?

Leeds City Council is consulting over major changes to the junction which are aimed at busting the queues, improving traffic flows and complementing proposals to improve the bus network between Bradford and Leeds along Armley Road.

The main aim of the three proposals in the consultation are to speed traffic flow from the Ingram Distributor to the Inner Ring Road and vice versa. This involves building a new route directly across the giant roundabout at ground level.

A council spokesperson said the authority was at the early stages of developing plans to tackle congestion and pollution at the junction. He added:

“The Armley Gyratory upgrade project not only seeks to improve conditions at the junction itself but also enables wider improvement projects in the city centre and surrounding communities.

“As well as reducing delays and providing more space for cyclists and pedestrians, we plan to improve the local environment around the new junction through tree planting and new landscaping.”

The council is presenting three options:

1. A more direct route through the junction for northbound traffic.
2. Three new pedestrian and cycle crossings are introduced,to improve safety and access.
3. A new bridge is provided to improve traffic flow for northbound traffic and give new routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
4. A new bridge is provided to improve traffic flow for southbound traffic and give new routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

Option 1

All roads at ground level:

  • A new pedestrian and cycle crossing is introduced to improve safety and access.
  • A more direct route through the roundabout for northbound traffic.
  • New junction layout to improve the flow of traffic for southbound vehicles.

Option 2

A new bridge is provided to benefit southbound traffic:

  • A more direct route through the roundabout for northbound traffic.
  • Three new pedestrian and cycle crossings are introduced, to improve safety and access.
  • A new bridge is provided to improve traffic flow for southbound traffic and give new routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Option 3

Two new bridges are provided to benefit northbound and southbound traffic:

  1. A more direct route through the junction for northbound traffic.
  2. Three new pedestrian andcycle crossings are introduced,to improve safety and access.
  3. A new bridge is provided to improve traffic flow for northbound traffic and give new routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
  4. A new bridge is provided to improve traffic flow for southbound traffic and give new routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

The last of three consultation events will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, 27 February) at Pudsey Civic Hall from 5pm to 8pm. Two previous event – at Bramley Community Centre and Armley Leisure Centre – were held last week.

For full details, including improvements for cyclists and pedestrians, and to take part in the consultation, go to this site.




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