Work to improve a busy Horsforth junction used by West Leeds commuters is set to cause delays for the next year.
Preliminary works will be starting this week at the Fink Hill junction, between the A65 New Road Side (Horsforth roundabout) and Low Lane roundabout, which is a key route for traffic travelling between the Ring Road and Horsforth.
The works are expected to last for 12 months, with the main construction starting in January 2023 after the busy Christmas period to allow for minimum disruption to road users.
A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “The scheme will improve connectivity between communities north and south of the ring road, provide new pedestrian crossing facilities and cycle lanes, offer a better junction layout to improve safety as well as reduce congestion for residents and commuters.
“Traffic management will be in operation whilst the works are carried out, and from January 2023 the A6120 carriageway will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction.
“Disruption will be kept to a minimum, but there will inevitably be delays, and when temporary closures are in operation, diversion routes will be well signed.”
Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council’s executive member for infrastructure and climate, added: “We want to improve everyday life across the city, tackling climate change and improving people’s health and wellbeing. To help us achieve this ambition, we are investing in transport infrastructure improvements, like these at Fink Hill, helping to improve safety for all road users including people walking and cycling.
“Unfortunately, as with any road improvement works there will be some disruption for residents and people travelling along this busy route, so please plan ahead for any journeys in the area and I would encourage you to download the app for real-time updates.”
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