A main road in Stanningley is set to close temporarily as work continues on building a £29 million cycle superhighway between Leeds and Bradford.
Leeds City Council has posted a temporary closure notice for the B6157 Stanningley Town Street between its junctions with Richardshaw Lane and Vickersdale to allow resurfacing and lining works to be carried out.
It’s also proposed to close Town Street’s junctions with Slaters Road, Woods Row, Vernon Place, Butler Way, Fowler’s Place and Arthur Street to be phased ‘as and when necessary’ during the course of the works.
The notice says access to premises will be maintained where possible and suggests a diversion of Swinnow Lane; Swinnow Road; Lowtown; Lidget Hill and Richardshaw Lane. It says the temporary road closure is ‘in the interests of public safety’.
The works are set to take place between 7am and 7pm on three consecutive Sundays – 15th, 22nd and 29th November.
Back in August The Dispatch reported how Richardshaw Lane closed for eight weeks to allow work on two mini roundabouts to be carried out.
He said the route would link local residents to “employment sites, areas of housing growth and key economic regeneration sites” as well as encourage more people to use their bikes for commuting to and from work. This, in turn, would reduce the dependency on private cars.
But the scheme has split public opinion, with some residents saying the money could have been spent on other things.
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