Regent Street flyover: Every road closure in Leeds city centre over Bank Holiday weekend for bridge demolition

There will be major road closures in place in Leeds city centre over the Bank Holiday weekend as the Regent Street Flyover is demolished.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 4:45 am

Construction started in summer last year to demolish and rebuild the bridge which carries traffic over the A61 Regent Street.

The A61 Regent Street, A64 and A64(M) Inner Ring Road have been closed for the last two weekends as work is carried out.

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Work to rebuild the Regent Street flyover is set to be fully completed by spring 2022

Due to good progress made last week on the project, the Inner Ring Road only closed on Friday night between 8pm and 5.30am, and will close again on Saturday night during the same hours.

It will remain open for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.

The A61 Regent St southbound will be open during the day, but close from 8pm to 5.30am on Saturday and Sunday.

The A61 Regent St northbound will remain open throughout the weekend with a one lane closure.

The major bridge on the Leeds inner ring road, which was originally built in the late 1960s, is to be replaced with a new enhanced structure to ensure traffic flows on the key route in the decades ahead.

The work is set to be fully complete by spring 2022.

Leeds City Council's chief officer for highways and transportation, Gary Bartlett said: “This past year has been challenging but I’m pleased to see that the programme is on schedule and we are now progressing to the next phase of this major project.

“We are in close conversation with businesses in the area to mitigate the impact of these road closures and our contractors have worked to rejig the programme slightly so the diversions are in place for as little time as possible.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work but it is essential to maintain this key piece of infrastructure on the city’s road network.”