Motorists are being warned of potential delays due to a partial closure of Armley Gyratory next weekend.
From 8pm Friday 22 July until 5.30am Monday 25 July, Canal Street (from Gloucester Terrace) inbound towards the city centre and along Wellington Road will be fully closed to vehicles. Full local diversion routes will be in place during this time.
This is to enable deep drainage highways enabling works as part of phase one Armley Gyratory construction. On Monday 25 July the road will fully re-open with continued traffic management measures in place, which will allow the main improvements to be carried out safely.
For journeys from the west of the city it is recommended for journeys to the city centre should use the A65 routes as per the signed diversion plan.
To prepare for this partial Armley Gyratory closure and subsequent works, Leeds visitors, workers and residents are being urged to plan ahead before travelling and to sign up for regular e-mail updates or follow Connecting Leeds on social media.
People are advised to use public transport or park and ride sites with almost 4,000 spaces, is strongly recommended, as an alternative to driving into the centre.
- Elland Road for Park & Ride trips in from the southwest and west of Leeds.
- Stourton ideal for Park & Ride trips in the southeast end of Leeds.
- Temple Green ideal for Park & Ride trips in from the north and east of Leeds.
For shorter trips, people are advised to leave the car at home and try walking or cycling instead.
Councillor Helen Hayden, executive member for infrastructure and climate, said:
“Following the full closure in April, works have progressed to making improvements to Armley Gyratory.
“We’re working hard and as fast as we can with our contractors to make these changes and I would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.
“We have done lots of work to try and minimise the disruption these works will create, but no matter what ever the amount of planning there will be some inevitable congestion.
“This partial weekend closure along Canal Street towards the city centre will make it safe for both the operatives working on the gyratory and the travelling public.”
The project is part of Connecting Leeds work on several major highways’ schemes, which are all part of transforming travel in the city.
It will also see works around City Square, Leeds train station and along routes linking to the city centre. This will be the first phase to create a world-class public space and arrival gateway to the city centre for train, bus users, pedestrians, and cyclists, and will eventually see City Square closed to through traffic in readiness for the Year of Culture in 2023.