Major York road to close for 5 days

Leeman Road to close for 5 days

Leeman Road to close for 5 days

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ONE of the busiest roads into and out of York city-centre is to close for five days.

Leeman Road will be closed around its tunnel from Monday.

City of York Council engineers are working on cracked and broken concrete road surfaces, which they say are posing a danger to the travelling public and urgently need repairs.

The tunnel and road will be closed from 9am on Monday until around 6pm on Friday, June 20.

While the road is closed, engineers will also carry out maintenance on lighting and give the walkway a deep clean.

First York’s Number 5/5A buses and the Number 2 Rawcliffe Bar Park&Ride Green Line will both be diverted because of the closure.

The council revealed this afternoon it would be working in partnership with First to provide a free, hourly, shuttle bus during the works.

It said the bus would stop at Salisbury Terrace, Kingsland Terrace, Garfield Terrace, Livingston St, Salisbury Road, Water End, Poppleton Road (primary School) and York Station.

The timetable of the shuttle would be, from Monday to Friday:
Station Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0847 0947 1047 1147 1247 1347 1447 1547 1647 1757
Salisbury Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0907 1007 1107 1207 1307 1407 1507 1607 1707 1817

Neil Ferris, council assistant director of city and environmental services, said: “The road surface on this section of Leeman Road, under the Marble Arch Bridge, is heavily cracked and damaged and in need of urgent repair and poses a risk to the travelling public.

“All residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified of the works in advance, and we will carry these out as quickly as possible and do everything to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”

 

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10:11am Fri 13 Jun 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Excellent planning again.... I mean cracked curbs and pot holes... 5 day closure for that amount?? nah... and why not just do half road closures in sections at a night time for say 10 days.....it would least let people use the road during the day...
Excellent planning again.... I mean cracked curbs and pot holes... 5 day closure for that amount?? nah... and why not just do half road closures in sections at a night time for say 10 days.....it would least let people use the road during the day... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -33

11:12am Fri 13 Jun 14

strangebuttrue? says...

It will be interesting to see how much effort goes into minimising the obvious adverse effects this will have on traffic. 24 hour working maybe? Several gangs each with their own section to work on? Or could it be a couple of blokes with a wheel barrow and a spoon each and lots of equipment hanging around doing nothing much a bit like the Balfour Beatty effort on the A59 P&R roundabouts?
It will be interesting to see how much effort goes into minimising the obvious adverse effects this will have on traffic. 24 hour working maybe? Several gangs each with their own section to work on? Or could it be a couple of blokes with a wheel barrow and a spoon each and lots of equipment hanging around doing nothing much a bit like the Balfour Beatty effort on the A59 P&R roundabouts? strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -48

12:37pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Devils_advocate says...

Neil Ferris says... “All residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified of the works in advance...”

I live on Leeman Road and I haven't been told about this.
Neil Ferris says... “All residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified of the works in advance...” I live on Leeman Road and I haven't been told about this. Devils_advocate
  • Score: 17

1:04pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Salsaman says...

Devils_advocate wrote:
Neil Ferris says... “All residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified of the works in advance...” I live on Leeman Road and I haven't been told about this.
Same here, not a whisper about it.
[quote][p][bold]Devils_advocate[/bold] wrote: Neil Ferris says... “All residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified of the works in advance...” I live on Leeman Road and I haven't been told about this.[/p][/quote]Same here, not a whisper about it. Salsaman
  • Score: 11

2:35pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Jack Ham says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
It will be interesting to see how much effort goes into minimising the obvious adverse effects this will have on traffic. 24 hour working maybe? Several gangs each with their own section to work on? Or could it be a couple of blokes with a wheel barrow and a spoon each and lots of equipment hanging around doing nothing much a bit like the Balfour Beatty effort on the A59 P&R roundabouts?
Perhaps our new transport boss Cllr David Levene might want to comment on this excellent suggestion.

For such a busy road it's only right the people responsible assure us they are doing everything possible.

That's if he can find the time with all the Park & Ride publicity shots he is in this week.
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see how much effort goes into minimising the obvious adverse effects this will have on traffic. 24 hour working maybe? Several gangs each with their own section to work on? Or could it be a couple of blokes with a wheel barrow and a spoon each and lots of equipment hanging around doing nothing much a bit like the Balfour Beatty effort on the A59 P&R roundabouts?[/p][/quote]Perhaps our new transport boss Cllr David Levene might want to comment on this excellent suggestion. For such a busy road it's only right the people responsible assure us they are doing everything possible. That's if he can find the time with all the Park & Ride publicity shots he is in this week. Jack Ham
  • Score: -53

4:25pm Fri 13 Jun 14

pedalling paul says...

Jack Ham wrote:
strangebuttrue? wrote:
It will be interesting to see how much effort goes into minimising the obvious adverse effects this will have on traffic. 24 hour working maybe? Several gangs each with their own section to work on? Or could it be a couple of blokes with a wheel barrow and a spoon each and lots of equipment hanging around doing nothing much a bit like the Balfour Beatty effort on the A59 P&R roundabouts?
Perhaps our new transport boss Cllr David Levene might want to comment on this excellent suggestion.

For such a busy road it's only right the people responsible assure us they are doing everything possible.

That's if he can find the time with all the Park & Ride publicity shots he is in this week.
Cllr Levene will be very much in the hands of his Officers regarding the methodology for the work. Unfortunately no-one has yet devised a road surface that never wears out, so I hope that all commentators will accept the need for this work to be done.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Ham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see how much effort goes into minimising the obvious adverse effects this will have on traffic. 24 hour working maybe? Several gangs each with their own section to work on? Or could it be a couple of blokes with a wheel barrow and a spoon each and lots of equipment hanging around doing nothing much a bit like the Balfour Beatty effort on the A59 P&R roundabouts?[/p][/quote]Perhaps our new transport boss Cllr David Levene might want to comment on this excellent suggestion. For such a busy road it's only right the people responsible assure us they are doing everything possible. That's if he can find the time with all the Park & Ride publicity shots he is in this week.[/p][/quote]Cllr Levene will be very much in the hands of his Officers regarding the methodology for the work. Unfortunately no-one has yet devised a road surface that never wears out, so I hope that all commentators will accept the need for this work to be done. pedalling paul
  • Score: -58

9:46pm Fri 13 Jun 14

bluephoenix says...

I live on Leeman Road and didn't know anything about the closure until I saw the infirmation signs today. All I can say is "good thing I use a car to get to work otherwise I'd be st***ed!".
I live on Leeman Road and didn't know anything about the closure until I saw the infirmation signs today. All I can say is "good thing I use a car to get to work otherwise I'd be st***ed!". bluephoenix
  • Score: 7

9:10pm Sat 14 Jun 14

yorkie25 says...

I live on Leeman road and know nothing about it. Appears that no residents have been notified. Does anyone know whether the tunnel is closed to pedestrians?
I live on Leeman road and know nothing about it. Appears that no residents have been notified. Does anyone know whether the tunnel is closed to pedestrians? yorkie25
  • Score: 5

6:49pm Sun 15 Jun 14

lezyork1966 says...

maybe get some decent lighting under it...

possibly get a euro grant like they do for everything else to trial some enviro friendly led lighting etc i'm sure they can fudge the figures so doing it wrangles a profit.

Ever wondered how with all the new housing in york, tower block style flats, all those extra bodies paying council tax, why it always goes up and not down... wheres all that extra tax money go....
maybe get some decent lighting under it... possibly get a euro grant like they do for everything else to trial some enviro friendly led lighting etc i'm sure they can fudge the figures so doing it wrangles a profit. Ever wondered how with all the new housing in york, tower block style flats, all those extra bodies paying council tax, why it always goes up and not down... wheres all that extra tax money go.... lezyork1966
  • Score: 3

8:45am Mon 16 Jun 14

Jim says...

How would they have managed this if Lendal Bridge was still closed?
How would they have managed this if Lendal Bridge was still closed? Jim
  • Score: 4

8:52am Mon 16 Jun 14

peakbear says...

No problem to me but I too live on Leeman road and haven't been informed.
No problem to me but I too live on Leeman road and haven't been informed. peakbear
  • Score: 4

10:50am Mon 16 Jun 14

Dr Brian says...

I drove past the station heading towards Lendal Bridge at the weekend and there was a sign saying the tunnel and Leeman Road was closed. No date so I assumed the work had started, and yet this article says the work only started today! What is it with this council with Road signs, they never get them right?
I drove past the station heading towards Lendal Bridge at the weekend and there was a sign saying the tunnel and Leeman Road was closed. No date so I assumed the work had started, and yet this article says the work only started today! What is it with this council with Road signs, they never get them right? Dr Brian
  • Score: 4

6:16pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dave Ruddock says...

anyone noticed the signage of the station rise side, just yards from council offices, Bloody Big (Low Bridge sign) and behind a lamp post a small sign saying road closed and the the Big Road closed sign hidden behind the Toilet cubicle

Come on Council gt somat right

remember people droving cant read a paragraph on a sign on clifton bridge
anyone noticed the signage of the station rise side, just yards from council offices, Bloody Big (Low Bridge sign) and behind a lamp post a small sign saying road closed and the the Big Road closed sign hidden behind the Toilet cubicle Come on Council gt somat right remember people droving cant read a paragraph on a sign on clifton bridge Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 1

4:49am Tue 17 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
Excellent planning again.... I mean cracked curbs and pot holes... 5 day closure for that amount?? nah... and why not just do half road closures in sections at a night time for say 10 days.....it would least let people use the road during the day...
Oh yes I'm sure the people who live in flate all of 20 yards from the tunnel would really appreciate being kept awake by a pneumatic jackhammer going DAGADAGADAGDAGA at 3 in the morning.

Can't please some people. Close the A1237 at night for resurfacing and people don't like it, so a road is closed during the day to repair the surface and people think it should be done at night, yet if nothing was done about it then apparently it'd be some travesty that roads aren't getting repaired. Roads have to be sometimes closed to repair them - the greater benefit at the end is a road in better condition, so i'd suggest that you put up and shut up for the 5 days of this year that the road is closed... there's the other 360 days of this year where it has been (or will be) open.
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: Excellent planning again.... I mean cracked curbs and pot holes... 5 day closure for that amount?? nah... and why not just do half road closures in sections at a night time for say 10 days.....it would least let people use the road during the day...[/p][/quote]Oh yes I'm sure the people who live in flate all of 20 yards from the tunnel would really appreciate being kept awake by a pneumatic jackhammer going DAGADAGADAGDAGA at 3 in the morning. Can't please some people. Close the A1237 at night for resurfacing and people don't like it, so a road is closed during the day to repair the surface and people think it should be done at night, yet if nothing was done about it then apparently it'd be some travesty that roads aren't getting repaired. Roads have to be sometimes closed to repair them - the greater benefit at the end is a road in better condition, so i'd suggest that you put up and shut up for the 5 days of this year that the road is closed... there's the other 360 days of this year where it has been (or will be) open. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

9:07am Tue 17 Jun 14

mitch2nd says...

WILL PEOPLE OF YORK PLEASE LEARN TO READ

The Council have put up very clear signs to tell this this route is CLOSED

Yet for the last two days I have been following and followed by dozens of cars ignoring this and getting to the bridge and having to turn around, there are also road works down this road with temp traffic lights.

You are causing extra congestion by trying it on, THE ROAD IS CLOSED THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE CITY
WILL PEOPLE OF YORK PLEASE LEARN TO READ The Council have put up very clear signs to tell this this route is CLOSED Yet for the last two days I have been following and followed by dozens of cars ignoring this and getting to the bridge and having to turn around, there are also road works down this road with temp traffic lights. You are causing extra congestion by trying it on, THE ROAD IS CLOSED THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE CITY mitch2nd
  • Score: 2

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