Stanningley Bypass improvement work starting this week

Leeds, Leeds Star

Work to put in place a new crossover point on Stanningley Bypass is to begin this week.

The work, which will start at 8pm on Friday 21 October and run until Sunday 30 October, will create a new crossover within the central reserve near the Owlcotes slip road to allow future road maintenance to be carried out with reduced impact on road users.

In order to create the new crossover, the bypass will run as a single lane in both directions while the work is being carried out. As a result, road users are advised of the strong likelihood of congestion on the bypass and the Dawson’s Corner roundabout area.

A spokesman for Leeds City Council said:

“This scheme is important in terms of the flexibility it will give us in future to carry out work on the Stanningley Bypass such as road resurfacing with much less of an impact on road users. So it is a case of some short-term pain for long-term gain and we would ask for road users to be patient while this work is done or consider using alternative routes.”