Thornbury Barracks roundabout improvements planned

Work is due to begin on Thornbury Barracks roundabout Monday 28 July.

Owing to the volume of traffic which uses the junction all efforts have been made to reduce disruption.

Work on the carriageway is restricted to off-peak times between 9.30am – 3.30pm weekdays with occasional weekend working required. All improvements should be completed by April 2015.

Improvements will reduce congestion at this junction as well as improve accessibility and connectivity between Leeds and Bradford.

The works involve creating three lanes through the roundabout's centre, traffic signals, reconfiguration of lanes, introduction of pedestrian and cycling facilities as well as upgrading streetlights and bus stops.

Further information about the scheme can be found at www.leeds.gov.uk/thornbury.

This project will be constructed at the same time as other improvement schemes at Rodley and Horsforth roundabouts, which should begin in late August.

The complexity of improvements means all three schemes would take around 10 months each. Constructing them together eliminates the potential for 30 months of continuous roadworks on the outer ring road.

Department for Transport funding conditions also require Thornbury Barracks and Rodley projects to be substantially complete by March 2015.

Leeds City Council recommends motorists think about alternative routes in order to avoid disruption and apologises in advance for any disruption caused.

For further information please contact the press office on 0113 3950244.