Outer Ring Road Junction Improvements
Forming a critical part of the wider transport improvements in the ELE, these include improvements to three junctions on sections of the existing outer ring road west of Red Hall. Initial traffic modelling work shows the A6120/Roundhay Park Lane junction is likely to risk being a traffic bottleneck in future years, particularly once ELOR is completed and housing in the ELE built. An improvement to this signalled junction will be completed as part of the overall package.
Further to the west, the A6120/A61 Harrogate Road and Stonegate Road junctions suffer from peak period congestion. Designs for the proposed improvements have been developed and the construction which has started is expected to last for 15 months, until summer 2019.
Separate studies are being carried out on the A6120/King Lane and King Lane/Stonegate Road junctions with the intention of incorporating improvements to these during the ELOR works programme.
Further details including contact details regarding these improvements can be found on the Outer Ring Road Improvements page.
This will include enhancements to the existing A6120 Outer Ring Road between Red Hall and the M1, to help East Leeds to become more attractive and safer for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.
East Leeds Transport Strategy
A transport strategy for East Leeds has been drafted which brings together the range of transport improvements proposed as part of the ELE and more widely across the area to allow better connectivity with Leeds city centre and other destinations such as Thorpe Park and the Leeds Enterprise Zone. This includes the potential for bus corridor improvements along the A64 York Road and opportunities for a new railway station at Thorpe Park which could provide not only better access to Leeds and York for nearby residents, a strategic park and ride facility, options to extend local bus services as part of the ELE and more extensive pedestrian and cycle connectivity improvements.
The transport strategy is now included in the adopted SPD.
The ELOR scheme is expected to bring significant transport benefits as well as facilitating delivery of the ELE residential development. An indicative masterplan of the proposed transport improvements can be found in the related documents section of this page, with the transport strategy itself forming part of the ELE Development Framework.