Drivers reminded of weekend road closure

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Drivers are being reminded that the Leeds Inner Ring Road will be closed to westbound traffic this weekend to allow further essential maintenance work to take place.

The work will see the A58(M)/A64(M) closed for further strengthening work on the Woodhouse Tunnel.

Motorists are being warned to plan ahead as the Leeds Inner Ring Road will be fully closed to westbound traffic for the weekends of Friday March 27 and Friday April 15.

Both weekend closures will start at 7pm on the Friday evening and finish at 6am on the Monday morning.

The works are part of a wider £24.96m maintenance scheme of improvements to the Leeds Inner Ring Road (A58M). Woodhouse Tunnel is the largest structure included in the essential maintenance scheme, which has already seen strengthening work carried out successfully on Lovell Park Bridge and New York Road Flyover.

The closures have been scheduled to avoid major city centre weekend events, where possible. A diversion is signed to help alleviate traffic congestion.

The extent of the closures will be:-

Westbound Traffic: The closure will be between the A653 Marsh Lane exit slip and the A58(M) junction with Wellington Street.

Westbound traffic will be diverted via the A653 Marsh Lane, the A61, The Calls, Swine gate, Wellington Street back to A58(M).

For information about the Woodhouse Tunnel works visit www.leeds.gov.uk/woodhousetunnel.