Reminder: Essential maintenance work to close Leeds Inner Ring Road from tonight (Friday)

Essential maintenance work to strengthen Westgate Footbridge along a section of Leeds Inner Ring Road will be taking place again this weekend starting tonight (Friday 31 October).

Motorists are being warned to plan ahead as the A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road will be fully closed to traffic in both directions from 8pm tonight until 6am on Monday (3 November).

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 whilst 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. The work is being done to strengthen the central reserve pier with associated upgrading of the safety fence, as well as the pier between the main A58(M) carriageway and the eastbound slip road.

The closure has been scheduled to avoid major city centre weekend events, where possible. An alternative signed route will be in place to help alleviate traffic congestion.

The extent of the closures will be between:-

Eastbound Traffic

The closure will be between the A58(M) exit slip 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 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


For media enquiries, please contact: 

Laura Ferris, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 39 50244 

Email: laura.ferris@leeds.gov.uk