06 Feb 2023
Plan ahead for school half-term closures and diversions on Stanningley Bypass and Armley Gyratory
Major road works and planned disruption to Stanningley Bypass and Armley Gyratory will take place during February school half-term to take account of less traffic across the city.
Motorists travelling along these routes are advised to plan ahead, follow the signed diversions, and allow extra time for their journeys.
Beginning at 5am Saturday 11 February and until 5am Monday 20 February day-time road works will take place along the eastbound A647 Stanningley Bypass.
To complete this work efficiently and for the safety of all road users, it will require a partial closure of the bypass and some of the access/slip roads, with local diversions. A contraflow system (between Dawson Corner roundabout and Swinnow Bridge) will be in operation. The working times for the actual construction will be 7am to 7pm daily between 11 and 19 February.
These planned works are part of Leeds City Council’s highway annual maintenance programme. It will complement the successful westbound joint and resurfacing programme, delivered during 2022.
Also starting on Monday 13 February and until Friday 17 February new surfacing works are taking place to the Armley Gyratory, which will mean a week of partial night-time closures and local signposted diversions.
Over two nights from 8pm until 5am on 13 and 14 February lane closures for the A58 Wellington Road approach to the roundabout.
Then over three nights from 8pm until 5am on 15, 16 and 17 February lane closures on the A58 Ingram Distributor approach on the Armley Gyratory.
The council will make every attempt to minimise noise where possible and that some disruption may occur and will be unavoidable. Targeted communications with any properties directly affected have taken place and access will be maintained.
Councillor Helen Hayden, executive member for infrastructure and climate, said:
“We’re trying to co-ordinate hundreds of road works and schemes across the city at any one time to minimise disruption for anyone travelling around the area. This means at every opportunity when we know there will be less traffic, we need to press on with works. This is especially necessary in the western area of Leeds, where we’ve combined the timings of these major works to the A647 Stanningley Bypass and Armley Gyratory, during February school half-term.
“We hope to make the most of these closures to get more of the work done quickly and safely at night where necessary, to minimise the impacts of disruption. We know there’s still much more work to do and acknowledge will be disruptive, but the changes we are making will have a long term positive impact. We thank everyone for their patience and to please try and plan-ahead during this time.”
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