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New York Road Tunnel in Leeds partly closed this weekend


The New York Road Tunnel in Leeds will be partly closed this weekend to allow essential maintenance and ground investigations work to take place.

The tunnel on the A64(M) will be closed eastbound at the entrance beneath the Regent Street Flyover from 7pm on Friday 23 March until 6am on Monday 26 March.

The system, designed to protect the tunnel side walls from ongoing chloride-induced corrosion, comprised of a titanium mesh encapsulated with a sprayed concrete overlay.

New York Road TunnelDiversions and signage will be in place while the work takes place. The A61 Regent Street and the eastbound slip road off the Inner Ring Road, passing through the latter half of the tunnel leading to Marsh Lane, will remain open for the duration.

Today a £55million scheme to widen part of the M621 was announced – it is expected to bring months of disruption when work takes place. There have already been weeks of overnight closures while work to install new barriers is completed.

Carrying out the work will result in some overnight noise, but all efforts will be made to mitigate its impact.

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