Latest round of Yorkshire Water works to begin on Abbey Road in Leeds

Abbey Road. Pic: Google.
Abbey Road. Pic: Google.

The final phase of a Yorkshire Water project on a Leeds road beset by works is to begin this week.

The company is to carry out further sewer improvement works this weekend to complete the scheme for the Kirkstall Forge development.

In an effort to reduce disruption, the week-long project will start on Saturday and be completed by the end of the half-term school holidays.

For safety reasons, two-way lights will be in operation on Abbey Road by the Kirkstall Forge development and Vesper Walk. The temporary lights will be attended at peak times to try and "minimise disruption to motorists and commuters," the company said.

Buses will continue to run as normal but temporary stops will be in use and pedestrian access on the Kirkstall Forge side of Abbey Road will be suspended during the work.

Yorkshire Water’s communications advisor Mark Allsop said: “We’re aware that we’ve worked in the area quite recently and hope that customers bear with us whilst we complete this essential work.

"We’ve liaised closely with the local highways department and bus companies to minimise disruption as much as possible.”

Businesses in the area will be open as usual.

Rush hour delays beset Abbey Road last year as various patches of the highway were worked on.