A section of the inner ring road in Leeds will be closed to traffic in both directions this weekend for the removal of huge concrete beams as part of major bridge repair works.
Lovell Park Bridge carries Lovell Park Road over the A58M inner ring road, near to the site of the Leeds Arena.
Repair works started on the bridge back in June.
The closure of the A58M inner ring road in both directions will start at 8pm on Friday and last until 5am on Monday.
For eastbound traffic, the closure will start at the Woodhouse Lane exit slip road and end at the North Street entry slip road, although Harrogate-bound traffic will be permitted to continue to the Clay Pit Lane exit slip road only.
Westbound, the road will be closed between the A653 Marsh Lane exit slip road and the A58 Clay Pit Lane entry slip road.
The bridge is being repaired as part of a major £25m programme to restore three bridges on the Inner Ring Road.
Repairs to the New York Road Viaduct are already underway and the final phase – involving Woodhouse Tunnel – will begin in spring next year.
Coun Richard Lewis, executive member for development and the economy at Leeds city council, said: “The inner ring road is a vital part of the city’s transport system. More than 75,000 cars use it every day.
“It has served the city well for nearly 50 years but if we are to keep the traffic moving through the city in future, we have to undertake major repairs to the bridges now.”
Coun Lewis added: “In the short term there may be delays and inconvenience but we have to take the longer term view for everybody’s benefit.
“We have done everything we can to reduce disruption by scheduling the work for nights and weekends and we will carry out this work as quickly as we can.
“We understand that this could add to journey times and cause some disruption to commuters and residents. I would like to thank them in advance for their understanding.”
For full details of the dates, times and location of the closures, together with diversion routes, visit: www.leeds.gov.uk