21 Aug 2023

Plan ahead: partial closures around Apperley Road, Harrogate Road and Parkin Lane in Apperley Bridge start on 23 August 2023 for flood alleviation works

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Road closures

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 (LFAS2) works to protect areas of Apperley Bridge from flooding are progressing well, with the strengthening of Apperley Lane Bridge expected to be completed by Thursday 24 August.

The next phase of Leeds FAS2 works in the area will begin immediately afterwards and will require partial road closures in the area. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.

From the evening of 23 August 2023 through to February 2024, Apperley Road will be closed between Apperley Lane bridge and Harrogate Road bridge, to link the local drainage network to a new surface water pumping station in the car park of the George & Dragon pub. There will be no access for any vehicles, pedestrians, or other road users through this area during this time. Access to the George & Dragon pub car park will be retained via a new access point to the west of the existing one. Traffic between Apperley Lane bridge, Apperley Road and the car park will be managed by a three-way traffic light system.

Alongside this, there will be partial lane closures on Harrogate Road and Parkin Lane in different stages. The lane closures will result in a 3-way traffic light system to manage the flow of traffic along Harrogate Road and Parkin Lane between 24 August 2023 and mid-October 2023.

In order to ensure the safety of the public, the existing pedestrian and equestrian crossings south of the junction between Apperley Road and Harrogate Road will be closed throughout the works. A new temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed close to the existing one, and alternative pedestrian access routes will be clearly signposted.

The below map outlines the area affected:

Apperley Bridge Temporary Traffic Management Map

There will also be partial lane closures managed with give-way signs on Parkin Lane between mid-October to mid-November 2023.

The complex nature of the works may result in some changes to the dates outlined above. A detailed breakdown of the works can be found on our commonplace website. This website will be kept up to date, with any significant changes to be communicated appropriately.

Whilst the works have been designed to minimise impact as far as possible, Leeds City Council and Bradford Council urge residents to plan ahead for disruption whilst travelling through the area.

Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council’s executive member for sustainable development and infrastructure, said:

“The Leeds FAS2 will increase the resilience of thousands of homes and businesses as well as key infrastructure in Leeds and Bradford from devastating financial, environmental, and emotional impact of flooding. The works here in Apperley Bridge are an important part of this scheme. We would like to apologise for any disruption caused and thank everyone in the area for their support and patience as we make progress towards a more climate resilient Leeds city region.”

A Bradford Council spokesperson said:

“It is great to see the flood alleviation works are progressing as planned. Whilst the traffic management system may cause motorists slight delays in their journeys, I hope that everyone can plan ahead and allow more time so the impact is minimal.”

For media enquiries contact:

Carl Fisher
Communications Officer
Leeds City Council