PARTS of the main road at Arthington are to be resurfaced to improve safety.

A high friction surface will be laid on the approach to the A659 Arthington Lane’s junctions with Warren Lane and Creskeld Lane and also outside the St Mary and St Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church, in Arthington village.

The money for the work comes from Leeds City Council’s slice of the Government’s Pothole Action Fund, which can be also be used for a range of other road safety measures.

Councillor Barry Anderson (Con, Adel & Wharfedale) said: “This is good news. A high friction surface at the difficult crossroads of Creskeld Lane with Warren Lane, going across the main A659, will improve things for the motorist.

“I am pleased the funding is being spent in this area. It is a very busy road and has lots of heavy lorries and farm equipment moving around in what is essentially a hamlet; anything that makes the road safer is very welcome.”