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 was completed in December 2019. This has seen 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. The works are due to be completed by Autumn 2022.
There will be some upcoming weekend road closures on ELOR. These were communicated previously in May 2021 showing a block window for proposed closures. We are now at the stage where we have the detail to be able to communicate the definite weekends to carry out the...
Skeltons Lane will reopen on Thursday 23rd September at 19:00 (7pm). This will immediately be followed by the closure of Thorner Lane at the A64 Junction. The scheme is now at a stage where the permanent closure of the A64/Thorner Lane Junction is required. The work...
Please see below details of bus services during Leeds Road Closure, including the provision of a Free shuttle bus: Closure of Leeds Road (between Pendas Fields and Scholes) from 1900, Friday 23 July to Sunday 5 September 2021 11 11A diverting between Seacroft Bus...
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.
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