Road Closures – A61 South Bus Priority Corridor
Overnight surfacing works & road closures
As part of the Connecting Leeds project, Leeds City Council are transforming travel by making a range of transport improvements in key locations across the city. Improving the bus network and developing park and ride sites, is an important part of their plans.
During week commencing 26 April 2021, Leeds City Council will be undertaking overnight surfacing works at various locations along the corridor.
Whilst these works are being undertaken there will be a number of road closures and diversions in place. Further details are given below.
Monday 26 April & Tuesday 27 April 8pm to 6am: closure of Butterley Street at its junction with the A61 Hunslet Lane.
Please refer to drawing 192.
Monday 26 April 12pm to 3am: works at the junction of Sayner Road and the A61 Hunslet Road with 3-way temporary lights at Leathley Road and the A61.
Monday 26 April 8pm to 10pm: closure of the inbound A61 Hunslet Lane near Junction Street.
Please refer to drawing 186.
10pm to 2am: closure of the inbound right turn from A61 Hunslet Lane to Crown Point Road.
10pm to 2am: outbound lane 2 closure of A61 Hunlset Lane from Meadow Lane to Junction Street.
Please refer to drawing 188.
Tuesday 27 April 8pm to 6am: closure of the inbound A61 Hunslet Lane from Leathley Road to Junction Street with a contraflow and diversion in place via Crown Point Road.
8pm to 6am: closure of the right turn from Black Bull Street to A61 Hunslet Lane.
Please refer to drawing 192.
Wednesday 28 April 8pm to 5am: closure of outbound A61 Great Wilson Street from Meadow Lane to Crown Point Road.
Please refer to drawing 189.
8pm to 5am: closure of the outbound A61 Hunslet Road from South Accommodation Road to Pym Street.
8pm to 5am: closure of the right turn from the Hunslet Distributor to Hunslet Road.
Please refer to drawing 194.
Connecting Leeds – A61 Bus Priority Corridor Leathley Road
From Tuesday 6 April, for approximately 3 weeks, the right turn from Leathley Road to Hunslet Road will be temporarily closed. This is to allow us to complete traffic island works. A signed diversion will be in place, as detailed on the attached drawing.
There has been a recall on the BMW 1 Series Models built between 2004 and 2011 affected by an air conditioning fault.
The German car maker is in the process of writing to owners of 1 Series models altering them to the recall.
However, due to a parts shortage, drivers may have to wait more than eight weeks before the problem is addressed.
BMW says that a problem with the air conditioning unit has the potential to cause overheating, damage and, in some rare cases, fire.
In a statement it said: “Over time, frictional corrosion can occur at the contacts of the blower regulator due to vibrational stress. “When combined with high current flow at the maximum blower speed, an increase in temperature can occur, which may result in damage to the regulator connection and wiring. “In rare cases this may lead to a fire. “Cars are being recalled to dealers so the wiring to the regulator can be examined and replaced. In some cases, the regulator may also have to be replaced.
The cars are being recalled to dealers so the wiring to the regulator can be examined and replaced.
In some cases, the regulator may also have to be replaced.
BMW suggests owners can continue to use their car as normal as long as it does not develop intermittent or complete loss of airflow from the air conditioning system including the max air conditioning or demist functions.
Owners are also advised to be wary of a scorching/burning smell inside the cabin.
The carmaker also suggests owners should avoid using the “max” and demist settings on their air conditioning and owners with manual air conditioning have been told to leave the fan speed at its lowest setting.
Any driver caught holding their phone or satnav whilst driving could receive a £200 fine and six points on their licence.
It is now illegal to drive in a lane which has a red X sign overhead. If drivers are caught in a closed motorway lane, they could receive a fixed penalty of up to £100 and three points on their license.
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Throughout 2021, major UK cities with high emissions will see the introduction of ‘Clean Air Zones’, which champion electric and low-emission vehicles. The first city to see these changes will be Birmingham. By June, non-green motorists will have to pay £8 per day to drive anywhere within the A4540 Middleway ring-road. Throughout the year, Bath, Oxford, Leeds and Bristol will also start introducing charges.
There were updates to the MOT defect categories in 2020 and a variety of new vehicle checks were added. These checks include under-inflated tyres, contaminated brake fluid and brake pad warning lights. Newer cars will also have their reversing lights and daytime running lights checked. Driving without a valid MOT certificate could see road users fined up to £1,000.
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Everyone will need a green card, their logbook, and a GB sticker on their number plate. The card will prove the vehicle is fully insured and drivers can obtain them through their insurance provider.
Owners of electric and zero-emission vehicles can now purchase the brand-new green number plates. This is an initiative designed to help promote green vehicles by making them more visible to others on the road and those with these plates will be given special privileges, such as access to cheaper parking and free entry into Low-Emission Zones and Clean Air Zones.
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