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March
2015
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Europe/London

New road diversions in place at Thornbury Barracks roundabout


New traffic measures will be in place around the Thornbury Barracks roundabout in Leeds from this weekend as the last phase of a major road improvement scheme begins.



From Sunday 22 March, traffic will be temporarily diverted as the final five weeks of the project to ease traffic congestion and improve road safety at the roundabout where the A647 meets the B6154 known as ‘Thornbury Barracks’ begin.



The final phase to improve access on the primary road link between Leeds and Bradford will see traffic islands being put in place, and to carry out the work safely traffic will need to be diverted and some current manoevres will not be permissible.



The key changes will affect traffic leaving the side roads Woodhall Lane and Galloway Lane, which will all be directed to turn left only and diverted around Thornbury Gyratory or Dawsons Corner roundabout to complete the journey to Leeds and Bradford respectively.



Also traffic using Bradford Road will pass through the newly-built centre of the junction unimpeded and will not be able to turn right into the side roads Woodhall Lane and Galloway Lane, but instead diverted towards Thornbury Gyratory or Dawsons Corner roundabout. Diversion routes will be in place and advance warning signs have been posted locally.



The project funded by Leeds City Council through the Department for Transport’s Local Pinch Point bidding process began in July 2014 to reduce traffic congestion, improve accessibility, road safety, bus journey time reliability and connectivity between Leeds and Bradford.



The works carried out have included:



  - Creating three lanes running through the middle of the roundabout in both main directions
  - Traffic signals on all arms of the roundabout
  - Reconfiguration of lanes
  - Provision of pedestrian and cycling facilities
  - Infill of the existing subway
  - Upgrading of bus stops
  - Street lighting improvements



The project is due to be completed by the end of April 2015. For more details including maps, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/thornbury



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