Resurfacing of East Parade/ King Street to begin next week
Resurfacing work on the carriageway of East Parade/ King Street in Leeds City Centre is set to begin on Monday 6 February.
Work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 8pm and 5.30am for a 10-day period on Monday to Thursday nights only. Both East Parade and King Street will remain open to traffic during the works although varying lane closures will be in place. Several roads both off and leading on to East Parade/King Street will also be closed during some phases of the works.
In order to minimise disruption to bus services, nearby Infirmary Street will not be closed until after 23:30pm.
Traffic passing past Leeds city centre is diverted away from the main areas by the Leeds Inner Ring Road, an urban motorway passing the East, North and West of the city centre. Much of the Inner Ring Road is in tunnels so not visible to passing pedestrians. All major routes into Leeds head towards the city centre. The city centre is served by the M621 motorway.
The most notable bus service within central Leeds is the FreeCityBus service operated by First Leeds and funded by Metro. This service runs every few minutes in a clockwise direction around the city centre. It serves major transport interchanges and both universities as well as the main shopping and financial districts. There have been calls for a second FreeCityBus to serve emerging business, leisure and residential districts in the southern part of central Leeds.