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MAJOR WORK: Road resurfacing for Leeds City Centre, when and where

MAJOR WORK: Road resurfacing for Leeds City Centre, when and where

Leeds Corn Exchange

Major work to roads around the Corn Exchange area will start next week as part of a £25m project to revamp transport in and around the city centre.

Around five centimetres of existing surface will be removed, drainage covers and manhole lids will be re-set and the white lines and other road markings will be repainted across some of the city centre’s roads over the next two months.

Work is set to take place during the night, with roads to be closed from 8pm to 5am each evening. The pavements will still be open and businesses in the area will be open as usual.

Works are set to take place on Lower Briggate from Monday October 4 to Thursday, October 7. Further works to Boar Lane and Meadow Lane will begin later in the week, with the final works in Swinegate Junction set to finish in mid-November.

The scheme, which is also set to introduce wider pavements, safer pedestrian facilities and extra bus and cycle priority measures, is expected to be complete by early spring 2022.

The highways work forms part of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme which will see £173.5m investment into public transport and road improvements in the city.

Coun Helen Hayden (Lab), executive member for infrastructure and climate, said: “I’m delighted to see this scheme reach its next phase and another step towards completion – giving our fantastic Corn Exchange building the surroundings it deserves.

“Although we anticipate this next phase of work will be disruptive, our contractors will make every effort to keep noise to a minimum. We would like to thank people for their patience and ask that people continue to plan ahead to experience minimal disruption to their journey.”

Roadworks in full (daily from 8pm-5am):

  • Lower Briggate – Monday 4 October – Thursday 7 October
  • Boar Lane – Wednesday 6 October – Friday 8 October
  • Meadow Lane – Sunday 10 October – Thursday 14 October
  • Duncan Street and Boar Lane – Sunday 17 October – Thursday 21 October
  • New Market Street and Vicar Lane – Sunday 24 October – Thursday 28 October
  • Kirkgate – Sunday 31 October – Thursday 4 November
  • York Street – Sunday 7 November – Thursday 11 November
  • Swinegate Junction – Sunday 14 November – Wednesday 17 November


Words: Richard Beecham, Local Democracy Reporter

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