Motorists warned over partial closure of Armley Gyratory and Stanningley Bypass

Roadworks: Armley Gyratory.

Motorists are being warned to expect partial road closures at Armley Gyratory and on Stanningley Bypass for a month during the summer holidays.

From 8pm Monday, 24 July until 5.30am Thursday, 24 August 2023, there will be daily night-time partial closures around the Armley Gyratory for surfacing works as part of the £41.9m improvements scheme.

Full diversion routes will be in place during this time and New Wortley residents will be contacted about how they’re affected.

The partial closures are planned to coincide with reduced levels of traffic during the school summer holidays.

Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds team have apologised for some significant night-time disruption to journeys over the coming weeks.

The road will re-open during the daytime with 30mph speed limits and other traffic management measures in place to allow improvements to be carried out safely.

To prepare for these partial closures, Leeds visitors, workers and residents are being urged to plan ahead (search Plan Ahead Leeds or visit before travelling and to sign up for regular email updates or follow Connecting Leeds on social media.

The Armley Gyratory works have been segmented into seven parts, as work progresses clockwise around the gyratory, with a total of 19 phases of activity. This includes planing the existing carriageway, ironworks, laying binder, tarmac surfacing and associated white lining. Because of the scale of the road surfacing, with different work areas and days, it will need different diversions and local access plans.

These details, along with impacts on local bus services, will be communicated in the weeks ahead of the works.

Armley Gyratory surfacing phases summer 2023

Stanningley Bypass works and diversions

Works will also take place on Stanningley Bypass during the school summer holidays, with reduced levels of traffic allowing the works to progress as quickly as possible.

From 8am on Thursday, 27 July until 6am on Monday, 21 August 2023 road works will take place along the eastbound A647 Stanningley Bypass. The traffic management will be set up 24/7 between those dates.

A partial closure of the bypass and some of the access/slip roads will be in place, with local diversions. A contraflow system (between Dawson’s Corner roundabout and Swinnow Bridge) will be in operation.

These planned works are part of Leeds City Council’s highway annual maintenance programme. It will complement the successful Westbound joint and resurfacing programme, delivered during 2022.

To minimise potential future disruptions, the council are also looking to allow the maintenance of other services (like street lighting, for example) where it is safe to do so, and within the traffic management set up.

Stanningley Bypass diversion summer 2023

Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council’s executive member for sustainable development and infrastructure, said: “I would like to thank road users for their patience in advance during this disruption. The Armley works are progressing well and on track to complete phase one by winter 2023/24.

“Armley Gyratory is a busy strategic route used by thousands of people each day and therefore to partially close it requires careful planning. By carrying out the repair works during the school summer holidays and most importantly at night, we can hopefully limit the disruption with expected lower traffic levels.

“We’re working hard and as fast as we can with our contractors to make these improvements and again thank everyone for their patience. We have done lots of work to try and minimise the disruption these works will create, but no matter the amount of planning there may be some delays.

“We would please like to urge motorists to plan their journey in advance, follow the signed diversion and allow a bit of extra time for their travel. We are putting together a number of signed diversion routes, for each phase of activity to be made available via”

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