Leeds take a detour as Armley Gyratory closes again

As work continues at Armley Gyratory, more roadwork will take place.

The next phase of construction on the major junction will begin on Monday, May 13, with construction work on the Spence Lane footbridge expected to end at 10am the following Sunday.

Leeds City Council says it will be the second of three footbridges to be completed around the Gyratory, with wider and more accessible footpaths. Work on the Gerald Road pedestrian bridge was completed last week.

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The Spence Lane pedestrian bridge is 32 meters long and four meters wide. It crosses the A643 and joins two new slip roads on either side. The council says all new, improved walkways have been designed to ensure they require less maintenance work and inspections in coming years.

To minimize disruption, the work will take place at night. There will be road and partial lane closures with signposted diversions and overnight on May 18 the main span will be moved to the side under a police escort from Junction 2 of the M621.

Motorists are advised that there will be five overnight closures from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, from 8:00 PM to 5:30 AM. The A643 northbound carriageway will be closed from Junction 2 on the M621 to the Gyratory.

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