Lane and bus closures as part of a £16 million scheme tackling traffic congestion between Leeds and Bradford have been revealed.
The A647 Bus Priority Corridor construction works feature a raft of measures, including replacing the current high occupancy vehicle lanes on Stanningley Road with extended bus lanes and further bus priority measures.
Work is due to start from next Monday, 11 January and will involve:
- Single lane closures in both the inbound and outbound directions, between Cockshott Lane and Armley Grange Drive, commencing Monday, 11 January for approximately five weeks. Cyclist and pedestrians will occupy the closed lane.
- Commencing 11 January for approximately five weeks the inbound and outbound bus stops at Armley Grange Drive will be closed (working hours only) with temporary stops as shown above.
Works include conversion of the inbound High Occupancy Vehicle lane to a bus lane, alterations to three pedestrian crossings, installation of a bus gate and upgrading of traffic signals. Here’s a timetable for the work:
- Pedestrian crossing near Armley Tennis Club: 11 January 2021 to late-February 202#
- Tree removal to the central reservation: 14 January 2021 to 15 January 2021
- Works at Armley Ridge Road: 23 February 2021 to mid-April 2021
- Pedestrian crossing near Cockshott Lane: mid-April 2021 to June 2021
- Ducting works: mid-April 2021 to end of September 2021
- Bus gate crossing: October 2021 to end of January 2022
- Pedestrian crossing near Moorfield Road: January 2022 to April 2022
- Finishing works (surfacing, lighting, landscaping and lining) February 2022 to April 2022.
Leeds highways chiefs hope the scheme will deliver reduced travel time for buses and general traffic, more reliable bus journey times and safer and better quality environment for pedestrians and cyclists.