03 Mar 2015

Leeds Inner Ring Road to be closed again for footbridge works

Essential maintenance work to complete the strengthening of the Westgate Footbridge on Leeds Inner Ring Road will take place this weekend.

Motorists are advised the A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road will be closed to traffic in both directions from 7pm on Friday 6 March until 6am on Monday 9 March.

The works are part of a programme of ongoing essential maintenance work to upgrade the Inner Ring Road and need to be carried out safely while part of the road is closed.

Westgate Footbridge is located west of Leeds city centre and carries a footway over the A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road. Strengthening work to the central pier, with associated upgrading of safety fence, will be carried out as part of the scheme.

To help alleviate traffic congestion, an alternative signed route will be in place during the closure period.

The extent of the closures will be between:-

Eastbound Traffic

The closure will be between the A58(M) exit slip road at Wellington Street to slip road at Westgate point for Park Lane. Eastbound traffic will be diverted via West Street and the A58.

Westbound Traffic

The closure will be between the A653 Marsh Lane exit slip road and the A58(M) junction with Wellington Street. Westbound traffic will be diverted via the A653 Marsh Lane, the A61, The Calls, Swine gate, Wellington Street back to A58(M).

For information about bridges and highways structures and to download detailed documents about related works visit www.leeds.gov.uk/bridges


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