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

The first phase of ELOR will improve a number of existing Outer Ring Road junctions and help develop the design for the main ELOR. Leeds City Council are working with construction partner Balfour Beatty to progress the first two phases.

Starting in the summer of 2018, following extensive public engagement, the junction works are planned until late 2019. Subject to statutory approval and land purchase, the main ELOR construction will commence late 2019.

Project Updates

A6120/Roundhay Park Lane 28.02.19

A6120 East and West bound the construction of the new footpath/cycleway has continued with the surface water drainage now complete. Working with Leeds Parks and Countryside the underground tree architecture has been installed ready for tree planting later in the year....

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A6120/A61 Harrogate Road junction improvements 28.02.19

On the A6120 works has continued on the central island along with commencement of the new carriage way widenings on the north and south side of the central reservation to the east. These areas will be surfaced in the next few weeks.  Works are now progressing on the 4...

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Traffic Management Update 28.02.19

As part of the construction process Balfour Beatty are installing a series of road and lane closures to facilitate our works. These are kept to a minimum but are installed during the following working hours.  Park Lane:  Road Closed until 7th March 2019  Roundhay Park...

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Contact our team for more information

If you have any queries or would like to find out more in-depth information please contact one of our site team or use the form to get through to Leeds City Council.

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ELOR Community Tree Planting Days. We welcomed 200 people, from local Schools & Community Groups and planted 6000 trees. A wonderful team effort creating a lasting wet woodland legacy @ConnectingLeeds @balfourbeatty @WestYorkshireCA #greenstreets #communities #environment #ELOR

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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