Six months of roadworks on key Leeds city centre route

Leeds City Council has said it will try to reduce the amount of congestion on a busy road on the outskirts of the city centre during roadworks, which are set to last up to six months.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th November 2016, 3:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:15 pm

Roadworks have recently begun on a stretch of Whitehall Road, close to the junction of Northern Street.

The works, set to carry on until March at the earliest and which will include a new footway and cycleway, have resulted in a build-up of traffic due to a stretch of road being closed and making it one-way.

However, the council has moved to allay fears and say that the work is being carried out at off-peak times to cause as little disruption as possible.

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A spokesperson from Leeds City Council said: “The works taking place on Whitehall Road between Riverside Way and Northern street include a new footway, a new cycleway and upgrading the existing crossing to a toucan crossing.

“The work will be carried out at off-peak times to ensure there is as little disruption during peak times as possible.

“When work is taking place there will be temporary traffic lights.

“These works are expected to be completed by March, with a break over the holiday period.”

* What do you think of the timing of the roadworks, especially given the impending Christmas period?