West Leeds: Measures to improve busy junction

l
l
2
Have your say

Major improvements are set to be made to a busy west Leeds pedestrian crossing.

Work is set to be carried out at the busy junction of Branch Road and the Ring Road in Lower Wortley.

The project will see the installation of controlled crossings, dropped kerbs, tactile paving and guard rails.

Further work will also see the 30-year-old signalised junction modernised and there will also be a traffic control system to help manage traffic flows in the area.

Local councillor John Hardy welcomed the measures because of his concerns about pedestrian safety at the junction.

Coun Hardy (Lab, Farnley and Wortley) said: “I have been campaigning for action to be taken at this location because of concerns over pedestrian safety.

“We are seeing more and more traffic on this road and I genuinely believe that the safety of pedestrians is being put at risk.

“I am delighted that the highways department have recognised this and are now working hard to get these essential improvements in place for the New Year.”

File photo of Domino's Pizza delivery motorcycles. Domino's Pizza has inked an agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday July 25, 2017. The delivery chain will launch what it called an "industry first" with voice ordering through Amazon's Echo device as of today, as well as introducing GPS tracking for its pizzas. Photo:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Domino’s Pizza launches Amazon Echo voice ordering to fight slowing sales