Connecting Leeds and transforming travel
Connecting Leeds and transforming travel
Connecting Leeds and

transforming travel

Connecting Leeds is our ambition to improve travel in Leeds for people who live, work in and visit the city.

About the project

The East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) is a key part of the East Leeds Extension, to create a major strategic growth area for the city. ELOR successfully opened to traffic on Monday 22 August 2022.

The first phase of ELOR was completed in December 2019.  This saw improvements at a number of the existing Outer Ring Road Junctions. The design for the main ELOR was completed in summer 2020.  Leeds City Council have been working with construction partner Balfour Beatty to complete the first two phases.

Works commenced on the construction of the main ELOR in January 2020 and the route was successfully opened to traffic on Monday 22 August 2022, with finishing works and landscaping due to be completed by Spring 2023.

Project Updates

A61 Harrogate Road/A6120 Ring Road Lane Closures

There will be lane closures on the approaches to the roundabouts and on the roundabouts at the junction of the A61 Harrogate Road and the A6120 Ring Road, Mon 08/08/22 - Tue 23/08/22, weekdays only, 9.30am - 3.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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A64 York Road Two-way Signals

There will be two-way signals on the A64 York Road between Scholes Lane and Woodlands Way junctions for 2 nights 06/08/22 and 07/08/22, 7.00pm - 6.00am each night. There will also be two-way signals in the same location overnight on 18 and 19/08/22, 7.00pm - 6.00am....

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Skeltons Lane Multi/Two-way Signals

There will be two-way/multi-way signals on Skeltons Lane on the following: 04, 05, and 09/08/22, 7.00am - 6.00pm (multi-way signals). 06, 07 and 09/08/22, 7.00am - 6.00pm (two-way signals). Overnight on 17 and 19/08/22 from 7.00pm - 6.00am each night (two-way...

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The East Leeds Orbital Route is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by Leeds City Council for fifty years, since the completion of the Leeds Inner Ring Road.

We have listened carefully to the voices of local communities and stakeholders to make sure the plans for ELOR reflect the needs and aspirations of those who will be impacted by the development.

It will ease congestion in existing residential areas across Cross Gates, Seacroft, Whitkirk and also play a key role in the growth plans for the city for years to come.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

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