Main road in Leeds closes as work on Victoria Gate continues

Artists' impressions of how the John Lewis store and Victoria Gate development will look when completed this year.

Artists' impressions of how the John Lewis store and Victoria Gate development will look when completed this year.

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A main road in Leeds city centre will close next week for work to be carried out on the Victoria Gate scheme.

Vicar Lane will be closed northbound from Duncan Street to The Headrow for six months from Monday, January 4.

The partial closure will be put in place to allow for work on the entrance of the £165m development, which is due to open in late 2016.

James Hepburn, project manager at developer Hammerson, said: “As we get closer to the opening of Victoria Gate in late 2016, essential works necessitate the partial closure of Vicar Lane.

“We are working closely with Leeds City Council and Sir Robert McAlpine to ensure that this work is conducted as efficiently and safely as possible.

“We are also communicating with Kirkgate Market, local residents and transport operators and will keep the public updated through our social media channels and website.”

Bus services affected by the closure will include the 2, 3, 3A, 7, 7A, 7S, X7, 12, 13, 13A, 48, 51 and 52.

Paths will remain open along with businesses on Vicar Lane and nearby streets.

For more information, visit: www.wymetro.com or call MetroLine on 0113 245 7676.

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