Millions of pounds could soon be ploughed into improvements on a busy Leeds roundabout.
Campaigners are celebrating after proposals were drawn up to beat congestion at Horsforth roundabout.
The £2.8m scheme will see traffic signals installed at the busy roundabout in a bid to regulate traffic flow and ease congestion.
Developers of the former Clariant Works, who are set to build hundreds of new homes at the site, are expected to foot a large amount of the bill.
Work could start next summer if the scheme is given the green light by Leeds City Council’s executive board in December.
Councillor Brian Cleasby (Lib Dem, Horsforth) said he has been calling for the improvements for years. He said: “Horsforth roundabout is where both the busy A65 and outer ring road meet and at peak periods there can be long tailbacks.
“It is a key commuter route into Leeds as well as to the airport and improvements have long since been called for by myself and road users alike.
“The executive board is set to consider the scheme in December and I am sure that they will welcome these much needed improvements to our road network.”
Campaigners have been calling for improvements to be made to the roundabout because they were concerned about the volumes of traffic using the two commuter roads.
Coun Cleasby said he was also concerned about accidents on the busy road, which connects the ring road and the A65.
Coun Dawn Collins (Cons, Horsforth) added: “I have been campaigning hard to get the problems of the Horsforth roundabout resolved by using money from the developers of the Clariant site.
“If the proposal to add additional lanes and traffic lights around the roundabout is approved by the council in December, it will be great news for local people.
“By using the developer’s money and contributions from the council and the Integrated Transport Authority, the ambition is that the scheme would be completed before all the houses are built.”