Wyther Lane to close for gas main repairs on damaged bridge

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Damaged: The Wyther Lane Bridge was damaged earlier this year. Photo: Paul Chatterton

Busy Wyther Lane will close for a further four days next week to allow Northern Gas to carry out to repair a damaged main on the canal bridge.

On Monday, 15 March, a car crashed into the bridge and destroyed some of it, sparking concerns over road safety.

From Tuesday 6 to 9 April, Wyther Lane will be closed at its junction with Armley Ridge Road/Raynville Road to allow repairs to the damaged gas main on the bridge.

A signed diversion route will be in place along Raynville Road to Broad Lane and vice versa.

Unrelated utility works by Northern Gas led to the closure of the road for a period last month. These were the first phase of works to install a new governor/substation in the canal car park on Wyther Lane.

A petition calling for safety improvements at the bridge has so far gathered 645 signatures.

The petition was started by Braley resident Paul Chatteron and is calling for:

  • A wider pavement
  • Safe crossing points
  • Traffic lights and
  • A separate foot bridge

Leeds City Council says ‘significant funds’ for improvements are due to come as a result of planning conditions attached to a nearby housing development – but building work hasn’t started yet. The council adds there has been one reported personal-injury collision in the vicinity of the bridge over the past five years.

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