Road closure warning at busy Kirkstall Bridge junction

A map of the roads affected.

Highways chiefs have warned drivers and bus users about three weeks of overnight road closures due to resurfacing works at a busy West Leeds junction.

Work will be focussed around Wyther Lane, Broad Lane, Bridge Road and part of Leeds and Bradford Road and is due to start Tuesday 24 January 2023 for three weeks.

To complete this work efficiently, the council’s highways department to not park on the carriageway during the works, which take place Monday to Friday from 7pm to 6am.

The works require a full carriageway closure too all through traffic and local diversions will be in place.

A council spokesperson said: “Access to your properties will be maintained, but only if possible and safe to do so, please be aware that there will be times when this cannot be maintained, therefore please ensure you allow adequate times for this disruption. Every attempt to reduce any disruption will be made. My apologies in advance for the inconvenience this may also cause you.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience and assure you that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.”

The yellow box on the road will be repainted following the resurfacing.

Reaction to the works have been mixed on social media. One person posted: “Maybe they could sort out the flow of the traffic lights whilst they’re at it!”.

Another added: “Not sure repainting the yellow box is worthwhile, after resurfacing work…no one pays attention to it anyway! I would imagine sorting a better sequence of traffic light changes would be better to avoid a back log of vehicles queuing on Broad Lane.”

While another posted: “It’s good news the yellow box is being repainted. But like I’ve mentioned before a number of times, to get more cars through that busy spot coming down Broad Lane, the cameras should go up, and fine them for clogging the box, [it’s] against the rules of the highway.”

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