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Roundhay Road Highway Improvements

Scheme Update - April 2014

Public consultation exercise
The survey closed on Sunday 9 March 2014. Thank you to everyone who took part. We are still collating the responses and a further update will be posted shortly.

The Scheme

The Highway Improvement Project at Roundhay Road, between it's junction with Roseville Road and Harehills Road, is now complete. Work began on the 7 October 2013 and was completed in January 2014 after the Traffic Signal Mast Arm was put in place. All works have been completed within the budget and programme.

Why was the scheme built?

Studies identified a larger than expected number of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles occurring on Roundhay Road compared to similar roads elsewhere in Leeds. Several of these occurred at or near the Shepherd's Lane junction.
Together with Metro and the bus operators we also identified Roundhay Road northbound as a major source of delay for buses in the busy afternoon period.

What have we put in place 

  •  Peak-period outbound bus and cycle lane (with restrictions to other traffic at these times)
  •  Traffic signals at the Shepherds Lane junction
  •  One-way streets, at key locations, to enable the new traffic signals
  •  Improvements to and the provision of additional pedestrian crossing facilities
  •  Formalised traffic lanes and turning manoeuvres to improve road safety 
  •  Amended parking restrictions, along this section of Roundhay Road, to meet local need (see plan Roundhay Road Proposed Layout-Oct2013.pdf
     in the documents section of this page)
  • Carriageway re-surfacing at key locations

The future

Over the next year we will be monitoring the scheme to see how things are progressing and we will report the findings on this web page. We will be looking at:

  • Outbound bus journey times
  • Bus passenger numbers
  • Cycling numbers
  • Pedestrian numbers
  • Road Traffic Accidents(RTA)
  • Congestion