27
July
2014
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00:00
Europe/London

Retaining wall replacement works for busy Garforth highway


Road works are due to start in Garforth to repair a main thoroughfare.



Work is being carried out on the A642 Wakefield Road to repair a retaining wall which has caused the highway to slip.



It will replace two sections of the existing retaining wall which are no longer supporting the highway and causing it to move.



The road will be closed from Ringway to Alandale Crescent.



Contractors are set to work 12 hour shifts in order to reduce the duration of the works and keep disruption to a minimum.



Work starts Thursday 31 July and is expected to be completed Friday 24 October taking place between 7am and 7pm.



Leeds City Council executive board member for transport and economy Councillor Richard Lewis, said:



“This scheme is essential to ensure the highway is safe for motorists. We’re doing all we can to minimise disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. During the construction period local businesses will be open as usual and we’re asking residents to continue supporting them.”



The road will be closed during each working period and signed diversions in place using the A63 and A656. Two way temporary traffic lights are to operate at all other times.



Affected bus services will be noticed at stops and include route numbers 163, 166 and 402. More details are available from Metroline on 0113 245 7676.



ENDS



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Dan Johnson,

Leeds City Council press office,

Tel 0113 247 5472

Email: daniel.johnson2@leeds.gov.uk