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January
2014
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Europe/London

Scott Hall Road closed for essential maintenance


Motorists are being advised to plan ahead this weekend due to the closure of a major road in Leeds.



The A61 Scott Hall Road in Moortown will be closed this weekend (January 25 and 26) for essential maintenance.



From Stainbeck Lane roundabout to Stonegate Road/Harrogate Road roundabout will be shut to traffic. King Lane is also due be closed from Stonegate Road and from Harrogate Road but should not prevent access to properties.



Work to resurface the road has been condensed in to just two days in order to minimise disruption to the public.



Restrictions will be in place on Saturday 25 January between 7am and 9pm and on Sunday 26 January between 7am and 5.30pm with diversion routes sign posted.



Leeds City Council executive board member for the economy and development Councillor Richard Lewis said:



“A lot of preparation has happened to ensure this maintenance work is carried out in the shortest possible time. This is a busy and congested road and we want to minimise disruption as much as we can. We appreciate this will inconvenience some motorist but it is essential maintenance and we are doing everything we can to complete the work quickly.”



Traffic will be diverted to Harrogate Road, Stonegate Road and Stainbeck Lane. Congestion is set to be managed at he signalised junction on Harrogate Road through remote monitoring.



Affected bus services are being noticed at stops and include route numbers 7A, 7S and X7. 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