*Update* Urgent Works, Sewer collapse on Weetwood Lane

Please see information below, we have received (15/11/17), Highways Services via Cllr Billy Flynn, and which may be of interest to you.

“Dear All

As per my email of the 26th of October

Yorkshire Water’s contractor – Amey – have completed their investigation works into the collapsed sewer on Weetwood Lane

Repair works will begin on Thursday (tomorrow) with the initial excavations being carried out using the 2 way lights that are currently in place

By Wednesday of next week (22nd November) Amey will be in the position to expose the sewer fully

This is an old brick sewer which is 0.6m in diameter

A large excavation pit will be required.

This will be over 4m deep and potentially up to 16m long

Given the location of the excavation and the machinery that will be required on site there will not be enough carriageway width to allow traffic to pass safely.

Therefore, Weetwood Lane will need to be closed from the entrance to Oxley Hall student flats to the entrance to The Hollies park.

Access will be maintained for residents but there will be no through route to the Ring Road from A660 Otley Road and vice versa

Traffic will be diverted via Ring Road Weetwood – Lawnswood Roundabout – Otley Road and vice versa

The closure will come into effect at 10am on the 22nd November and will remain in place for 5 weeks

Amey will have teams working 7 days a week until the job is completed

Given the highly traffic sensitive nature of the road network in this area, significant disruption should be expected. Especially during the morning and evening peaks

Advanced warning signs will be placed on site today to warn regular road users of what to expect

Yorkshire Water will also be issuing information to the local press and radio to alert the wider public

The digital message sign outside Weetwood Police station on the A660 will also display information regarding the closure

We will continue to work closely with Yorkshire Water/Amey and ensure that the works are completed as quickly as possible

Please feel free to pass this information on to any other party that may find it useful

If you have any question please let me know.”

Kind regards

Kenny

Einformation: Urgent Works, Sewer collapse on Weetwood Lane

Please see information below, we have received today (26/10/17), Highways Services via Cllr Barry Anderson, and which may be of interest to you.

“I am writing to inform you that 2 way traffic lights will be set up on Weetwood Lane near to the Oxley Hall flats tonight.

Yorkshire Water have been investigating the severe depression in the carriageway at this location and have discovered that the sewer has collapsed underneath this section of road.

The lights have been set up initially to stop vehicles driving over that particular area of carriageway.

This will also allow them to carry out further investigations with a view to carrying out a full sewer repair shortly.

Unfortunately when the full repair begins it is likely that Weetwood Lane will have to be closed for a number of weeks given the limited road space and size and depth of the excavations that will be required.

However, more will become clear once they have carried out their investigations.

I will be sure to keep you all updated once I have more specific info regarding dates etc.

The lights will be manually controlled throughout the am/pm peaks to ensure that the traffic queues are being managed as efficiently as possible.

I have asked that Yorkshire Water carry out a letter drop to inform affected residents and let them know what to expect and who to contact if they have any queries.

Information boards will also be placed on site.

If you have any questions, please let me know.”

Kind Regards

Area Network Manager – Leeds North
Network Management
Highways Services
Leeds City Council

Einformation: PUBLIC FOOTPATH NO. 60 – CHURCH LANE ADEL

Please see below information regarding the above received from Cllr Barry Anderson, which may be of interest to you.

As you may be aware the above footpath which runs from Church Lane to Bedquilts has been due to be upgraded following discussions and agreements between the Council and the owners of the various properties that have shared private vehicular access via this footpath.

I have now received an update from the Public Rights of Way Officer today (25/10/17) to say that following negotiations it has been agreed that an innovative, sustainable surfacing and drainage technique has been identified and will be used here, known as “flexi-pave” which comprises bound recycled rubber and stone chippings.

Once the agreements with the residents have been completed in respect of financial contribution an order will be raised by the Council in respect of their share of the cost.

It is hoped the work can start sometime in November. Whilst the work takes place it will be necessary to close off the path temporarily to public use and the work will be done over 3 to 5 days with 4 individual days need for the flexi pave surface to set properly.

I attach a plan how each individual section will be done on 4 different days and will start at the Bedquilts end and finish at the Church Lane end.

 

NW Leeds Bus Consultation

North West Leeds Consultation Summary

Please see the below update received from First UK Bus via Cllr Barry Anderson;

Dear Stakeholder

Further to our earlier emails, I’d like to update you on the consultation on First bus services in NW Leeds that operate through Headingley.

In March we commenced the first phase of the consultation and collected over 1,000 responses from both on-line and drop-in sessions. Based on this feedback and our own data & research, we then presented a number of options through further consultation events and an on-line survey. All this information has now been considered and a set of changes has been developed that is now being registered this week for implementation from 22 October.

A summary of those changes is listed below with further detail in the attached document,

  • One journey per hour on service X84 will now run via Pool Monday to Saturday from c0700 to c1900 & a new evening timetable will operate with a new late journey from Leeds to Otley
  • Route 97 will retain its current route and will run every 20 minutes during the majority of the day, a new timetable has been designed to improve reliability
  • Service 19A will now extend from Tinshill to Yeadon via Trinity University and Rawdon. This will give new links to Rawdon Village and also improve links between Trinity and their students’ accommodation
  • Services 1, 6 and 28 will also receive new timetables to improve reliability
  • Changes will be made to driver duties to reduce cancellations, especially in the early evening
  • Service 29 will be revised to run every 30 minutes with an hourly evening service.

We will share the changes with those who took part in the consultation next week in advance of wider communication.

If we can provide any further information on this please don’t hesitate to contact Paul Turner (copied in) or myself.

Click here: North West Leeds Consultation Summary

Head of External Relations
First UK Bus (Yorkshire & Greater Manchester)

 

 

Temporary Road Closures Holt Lane & Holt Road

Highway Notices just been issued by Leeds City Council. These clearly have an impact for local residents over a 4 week period.

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(2)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL (HOLT LANE ADEL)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that because construction works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the under mentioned highways Leeds City Council intends in not less than 7 days to make an Order the effect of which will be that no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to travel along Holt Lane Adel.

Access to pedestrians, property and for emergency vehicles and construction traffic will be maintained.

A diversionary route will be available via Gainsborough Avenue, Kingsley Drive and Otley Road.

The Order is intended to come into operation on Monday 24 April and will remain in force for a period of 4 weeks or until the works are completed if earlier.

The works are scheduled to complete by 3rd May 2017 and will take place on weekdays only between 09:30 and 15:30 hours.

All communications with regard to this Notice should be addressed to City Services, Selectapost 6, Ring Road, Middleton Leeds LS10 4AX, for the attention of Kenny Harkis or Site Contact Jonathan Waters 01133787492, Ref: TC9157

Dated this 21 day of April 2017

Leeds City Council
Civic Hall,
LEEDS
LS1 1UR

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(2)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL
(HOLT LANE & HOLT ROAD ADEL)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) NOTICE 2017

WHEREAS Leeds City Council is the traffic authority for the Leeds Metropolitan District; and

WHEREAS carriageway patching works are to take place.

TAKE NOTICE that in the interests of public safety it is considered necessary that no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to travel along

  • Holt Lane between its junctions with Otley Road and Holt Road
  • Holt Road between its junctions with Holt Lane to Holt Park Approach

DIVERSIONARY ROUTES:- A Diversionary route for vehicles affected by the closure will be available via

  • Holt Park Approach, Holt Park Road, Holt Crescent, Holtdale Approach, Otley Old Road, Otley Road.
  • Holt Park Approach, Holt Park Road, Holt Crescent, Holtdale Approach, Cookridge Lane/ Otley Old Road, left to A660.

PERIOD OF WORKS/RESTRICTIONS: The works are to take place between 09:00 hours and 16:00 hours on 23 April 2017.

All communications with regard to this Notice should be addressed to City Services, Selectapost 6, Ring Road, Middleton Leeds LS10 4AX, for the attention of Kenny Harkis or Site Contact Jonathan Waters 01133787492, Ref: TC9156.

Dated this 12 day of April 2017

Leeds City Council
Civic Hall
LEEDS
LS1 1UR

Thank you for your attention

Legal Officer
Legal Services
Leeds City Council
4TH Floor West, Civic Hall
Calverley Street
Leeds LS1 1UR

www.leeds.gov.uk

To Bus or Not to Bus – That is the question?

Bus 28As Chair of local residents group I regularly meet people who have had varying experiences with the local bus service.

Recently myself and a small number of residents met with our local Ward Councillor and a representative from First Leeds Bus to go through several of the issues below: –

For example buses not turning up or buses being delayed or late.

It would be useful to gather some narrative from bus service users in this community both positive and negative experiences so that I can continue the conversation with First Leeds.

Please feel free to pass on to your friends and relatives that may use our local bus service.

Many thanks