Second phase of £23m Leeds Outer Ring Road works to start

The second phase of improvements along the Leeds Outer Ring Road, A6120, are due to start between Horsforth and Dawson’s Corner.

Both the second phase, and the ongoing first phase around Horsforth and Fink Hill, are due to complete by winter 2024.

The second phase will see a footbridge over the ring road to connect Farsley and Calverley, an offroad mixed use footpath between Rodley and Dawson’s Corner, and a 50mph speed limit enforced by average speed cameras.

£20m of the project cost as been provided by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, with the remaining £3.3m from West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Councillor Helen Hayden, Leeds City Council’s executive member for sustainable development and infrastructure, said, “It’s encouraging to see a major scheme developing in the north-west and west areas of Leeds. Phase two proposals were met with a 74% positive public response at consultation and I’m pleased the momentum of delivering this work is being swiftly progressed.

“Both phases aim to better link local communities, improve active travel options for residents, and make progress towards our carbon-neutral targets.”