Stanningley: Cycle lane work leads to road closure


Work on the multi-million pound cycle superhighway will lead to Town Street in Stanningley being closed for a day.

The road closure, on Sunday, 3 April, from 7am until 7pm, is to allow coloured surfacing to be installed on roads.

The coloured areas cross the full width of the road and some junctions, and managers behind the scheme have said it is necessary to close the road for the durations of the works.

In a letter to be sent to businesses and local residents this week, Ginny Leonard, from the CityConnect scheme, says:

“As you will be aware Leeds City Council are in the process of public realm improvements in Stanningley as part of the CityConnect cycle superhighway scheme. As part of this scheme there are coloured marking to be installed at junctions and crossings.

“In order to carry out the works safely the full road will have to be closed, as it would not possible to maintain a safety zone between the works and traffic if only partial closures are used.

“During the closures there will be considerable disruption to traffic. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and assure you that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Should bad weather delay the work, provisional arrangements have been made for closures on subsequent Sundays – 10th, 17th and 24th April.

Construction work started in January 2015 on a 23km cycle superhighway to connect Bradford to Leeds city centre and east Leeds. Work is due to be completed by late April – four months later than expected.

It’s hoped the cycle superhighway will encourage more people to take up cycling, reduce road congestion and improve people’s health.

The Dispatch has covered the cycle superhighway works in depth here.


    • Thanks for spotting that – apologies. It’s Sunday 3rd April. Oddly we copied that from the letter that’s been sent out by CityConnect, hopefully that’ll have been corrected by them.


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