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Horsforth roundabout traffic solutions could cost £2.8m
A £2.8m package of improvements is being put forward to help ease traffic problems on a heavily congested roundabout.
The proposals for Horsforth roundabout have been put forward by Leeds City Council and are expected to be approved by the authority’s Executive Board in December.
The proposed scheme will involve putting traffic signals at the roundabout to help regulate traffic flow. Part of the cost of the work will come from the developers of the former Clariant Works off Calverley Lane.
If the scheme is approved work will start next summer.
Horsforth councillor Brian Cleasby said: “Horsforth roundabout is where both the busy A65 and outer ring road meet and at peak periods there can be long tailbacks. It is a key commuter route into Leeds as well as to the airport and improvements have long since been called for by myself and road users alike.”
“Executive Board is set to consider the scheme in December and I am sure that they will welcome these much needed improvements to our road network.”
The scheme was also welcomed by Horsforth councillor Dawn Collins.
She said: “I have been campaigning hard to get the problems of the Horsforth Roundabout resolved by using money from the developers of the Clariant site. If the proposal to add additional lanes and traffic lights around the roundabout is approved by the council in December, it will be great news for local people. By using the developer’s money and contributions from the Council and the Integrated Transport Authority, the ambition is that the scheme would be completed before all the houses are built.”
The roundabout connects New Road Side in Horsforth, to the Ring Road and to Rawdon Road. It is seen as having strategic importance for the city as well as providing a key link for Leeds Bradford Airport.
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