Monday, 16 July 2012

Motorists warned of traffic delays on Farnley Bridge in the Summer

Leeds City Council is starting essential work on the 23rd July to repair Farnley Bridge on the Leeds outer ring road.

The work is expected to last for approximately six weeks and will involve road closures and traffic diversions on a major commuter route. To minimise disruption the work has been planned to start and finish over the school holiday period.

Farnley Bridge is located in west Leeds and carries the A6110 dual carriageway over Farnley Beck. Inspections of the bridge have identified excessive water seeping through the bridge deck, due to a failing waterproofing system. To prevent further deterioration, essential work is needed to strengthen and waterproof parts of the existing bridge.

To allow the work to take place, the following traffic measures will be in force:
The south-bound carriageway between the Butt Lane and Pudsey Road roundabouts will be subject to lane closures during the off-peak hours of 9:30am to 15:30pm and 18:30pm to 20:00pm.

One lane on the northbound carriageway between the Butt Lane and Pudsey Road roundabouts will be closed to traffic during the day throughout the period of the works.

The northbound carriageway will be closed to traffic at night between the hours of 20:00 and 5:30am with a diversion route in place. Access to side roads and properties will be available at all times.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive member responsible for city development, said:

“This is essential repair work to a major commuter route. While we understand that there will be disruption to motorists, we cannot avoid doing the work and we have scheduled it for the period when it is likely to cause the least inconvenience to commuters.

“We will work to complete it as soon as possible. Traffic signs will be clearly posted to help traffic around the work and traffic diversion route with all signage will be in place.

“We advise motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey.”

For media enquiries, please contact;
Annie Goodyear, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3937