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Armley Gyratory works overrun due to bad weather

The latest phase of improvement works at Armley Gyratory are set to over-run by a week, Leeds City Council has confirmed.

The work was due to be finished today (Thursday, August 24) but unseasonably heavy rain during July and August has caused delays for workmen.

The gyratory has been subject to daily night-time partial closures and daytime 30mph speed limits.

Roads are now due to re-open on Friday, 1 September 2023.

A council spokesperson said: “Improvement works to the Armley Gyratory started on 24 July are progressing well on the complex process of new surfacing. Unfortunately, due to the wet weather, the most recent being the rain on Friday night (18 August) where no work could take place, the works are now expected to complete on 31 August, with the roads reopening on 1 September. But this is still very much weather dependent.

“By carrying out these works on weekday nights during the school holidays we aim to reduce the impact on motorists and the wider community. We are however avoiding works over the bank holiday weekend (Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August).”

The council says the Armley Gyratory works are complex and the work areas have been segmented into seven parts, as work progresses clockwise around the gyratory, with a total of 19 phases of activity.

This includes planing the existing carriageway, ironworks, laying binder, tarmac surfacing and associated white lining.

Work on improving the carriageway on the Stanningley Bypass has been completed.

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  1. Still can’t believe that someone forgot to buy the land that they needed to be able to run a road through it ! LCC though so no surprises.


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