Leeds City Council’s Executive Board will debate improvement works to a stretch of Dewsbury Road in Beeston at their meeting on Wednesday (22 June 2016).
The £600,000 scheme, between the fire station and Hunslet Hall Road, will see improvements to pavements, a central reservation, segregated cycle lanes and road closures to Trentham Street and Oakley Grove. This busy stretch, which carries 15,000 vehicles per day, has seen 67 accidents involving injuries over the past five years.
Combinations of traffic lights, bus stops and poor parking often lead to congestion for motorists. The scheme will see designated parking bays and the repositioning of one bus stop outside the One Stop Centre into a new bay.
A new 20 mph speed limit will operate through this section, which is a busy shopping area used predominantly by pedestrians.
The full report can be read here: http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s147376/Dewsbury%20Road%20Cover%20Report%20Appendix%201%20130616.pdf
The plans can be viewed here: http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s147377/Dewsbury%20Road%20Report%20Plan%20130616.pdf