East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) – Leeds Road Closure 23rd July to 6th September 2021

Details of what’s happening

Constructing ELOR continues to go well and on track to complete by spring 2022. The contractor has constructed most of the scheme offline, while looking to minimise disruption to local communities. Now we need to undertake works to create a new roundabout on Leeds Road and unfortunately this will involve six-weeks of road closures. The closure will be from 19.00pm 23rd July – 06.00am 6th September 2021.

Key Questions:

Why is the timing of works planned over the summer holidays?

Works are planned to take place over the summer school holidays, as this time of year usually sees a 15 per cent reduction in traffic on our roads.

What’s the access to the village and will there be diversions?

Scholes village will not be cut off and we’ll work to see that it is fully accessible for ambulances and emergency services. For motorists, a suitable alternative A64 diversion route is in place (see attached map) – at its longest being a two mile journey increase for the residents who live closest to the closure points. Access on foot or bike, on routes through the area will be safely maintained. There will be several options to safely access and egress the village.

Will my bins still be collected?

Collections will continue as normal and provisions will be made for turning access for refuse teams in affected areas.

How can I still use the bus? (Public transport)
Public transport connections will be maintained with the provision of a free shuttle bus. (details provided on ELOR website)

What about Leeds Festival traffic?

The closure has been coordinated with the festival organisers and other works on the network across the city.

And finally
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience in advance and appreciate if there’s anything else we can do to help mitigate these works, please let us know.

How you can contact us?

elor@leeds.gov.uk