A TEN week roadworks scheme will begin near one of Wharfedale's busiest crossroads this Spring.

The essential safety work will involve strengthening a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road, close to the Dyneley Arms Junction.

The project is due to start on Tuesday, May 8 and to last for ten weeks - with Leeds City Council warning that it is 'likely to cause disruption'.

The work will be carried about 350 metres north east - so downhill, towards Pool-in-Wharfedale - of the A658's junction with the A660.

In a letter the local authority is sending out to residents about the scheme, it says: "Our inspections of the culvert have revealed that it is in a poor condition and we are now in a position to commence works to repair it.

"To safely undertake the work single lane closures with two-way temporary traffic lights will be needed for the duration of the works.

"The A658 is a very busy road, so to complete the work as quickly as possible the contractor will work seven days a week, where it is practicable to do so, and for extended hours - from 6am to 8pm.

"The temporary traffic lights will be manually controlled between the hours of 7am and 7pm to minimise any traffic delays.

"To ensure the safety of both the workforce and the travelling public, a temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place from the Dyneley Arms junction through the works."

The letter adds that pedestrian access will be maintained throughout, and that the contractors will be doing everything possible to minimise disruption.