Motorists warned of more night-time closures at Armley Gyratory


Road users are being warned of further disruption as work continues on improvements at Armley Gyratory.

The construction of the new Spence Lane footbridge over the Armley Gyratory will start on Monday 13 May with footbridge works planned to end by 10am Sunday 19 May.

It will be the second of three footbridges completed around the Gyratory with new wider and more accessible footways, after the Gelderd bridge works completed last week.

Spence Lane footbridge will also have two new accessible ramps to better meet the needs of non-motorised users and people with disabilities. All the new upgraded footbridges are designed to ensure they will need less maintenance work and inspection, over future decades.

The transport of the new ramp, crane lift and complex bridge engineering means the ramps are delivered in sections and joined together on site. To reduce the amount of disruption to traffic it will be undertaken at night from 13 to 18 May. There will be road and partial lane closures with signed diversions in place. During Saturday night on 18 May the main span will be transported to the Armley Gyratory under police escort from junction 2 of the M621.

Spence Lane ramp installations

A five-mile diversion will be in place and motorists are advised there will be five night-time closures, from Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May starting 8pm until 5.30am. The A643 northbound carriageway will be closed from junction 2 (M621) to the Gyratory.

Spence Lane main works

The Spence Lane main span works will take place on Saturday 18 May over one night from 7pm to 10am on Sunday 19 May. The crane will be placed on the A643 northbound carriageway. Traffic will be running in lane four of the gyratory during this operation.

The A643 northbound carriageway will be closed. The Gyratory exit to Wellington South will also be closed. Traffic will be running in one lane around the gyratory to allow for sufficient working space. The A643 northbound carriageway is closed at the Wortley Lane junction, with access provided for traffic to Wortley Lane northbound only from Junction 2 (M621). There is a signed diversion of 13 miles in place to accommodate all classes of vehicles.

Due to the length of the main span, the delivery of this will be via M621 junction 2. This movement will be fully controlled by the police and the timing is between 8.30pm – 9.45pm.

Further details about the works are on the project website.

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