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Bus priority lane plans – council approves design changes on Bradford Road

Council chiefs have signed off a change in design in the multi-million pound Bradford to Leeds A647 Bus Priority Corridor.

A council report released today says the original preliminary design included a
peak period westbound bus lane on Bradford Road between its junctions with
Woodhall Lane – at Thornbury Barracks – and Grange Avenue.

The amended design will not include this bus lane, but will instead include peak period parking and loading restrictions on the westbound kerbline of Bradford Road.

The proposed £19.6m scheme as a whole is planned to provide estimated bus journey time savings of eight minutes inbound in the morning peak, and seven minutes outbound in the afternoon peak, as well as improving bus journey time reliability.

In order to facilitate the change on Bradford Road, Leeds City Council is set to introduce the following restrictions, subject to consultation.

These include:

  • Loading restrictions on eastbound kerbline of Bradford Road, between Sunnybank Lane and a point approximately 125 metres east of Sunnybank Lane, to operate Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm. The existing ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restriction in this location will remain.
  • Waiting and loading restrictions on eastbound kerbline of Bradford Road, from a point approximately 300 metres east of Sunnybank Lane to Woodhall Lane, to operate Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm.
  • Waiting and loading restrictions on eastbound kerbline of Bradford Road, from a point approximately 40 metres east of Woodhall Park Drive to Meadow Park Drive, to operate Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm.
  • Eastbound bus lane on Bradford Road, from a point approximately 125 metres east of Sunnybank Lane to a point approximately 300 metres east of Sunnybank Lane, and from Woodhall Lane to a point approximately 40 metres east of Woodhall Park Drive, to operate Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm. No waiting or loading during hours of operation.
  • Waiting and loading restrictions on the westbound kerbline of Bradford Road, between westbound bus stop east of Ederoyd Drive and a point approximately 15 metres east of Grange Avenue, to operate Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm.

The proposed changes will be advertised and, if there are no objections, will be implemented. Read the full council report here.

Work to the A647 Corridor – which runs from Thornbury Roundabout, past Dawsons Corner in Pudsey to the Armley Gyratory – started last year.

As well as the introduction of bus lanes there will be new bus stops and better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians using the route – including new pedestrian crossings.

There would also be improvements to the existing Ledgard Way junction in Armley.

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