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Sunday timetable for Yeadon High Street's resurfacing
Work is to be carried out to repair a road that started breaking up just two years after a £1 million regeneration scheme.
The road surface in Yeadon High Street was laid as part of a major improvement project for the area.
But earlier this year, councillors called for urgent action to fix the road, which was already deteriorating.
Now Leeds City Council has announced work will start on the first Sunday after the New Year, and will continue every Sunday for a total of 13 weeks to ensure the problem is solved. It plans to send out letters to businesses and residents in December to inform them of the works and the timescale involved.
Highways officers were also planning to attend a meeting of Yeadon Forum last night to answer questions.
Otley and Yeadon councillor Ryk Downes (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) welcomed the announcement.
He said: “I am pleased to see this is finally going ahead. We have argued for some time that the issue of the High Street needs resolving, and sooner rather than later. By doing the work on Sundays, it should minimise the disruption to local businesses.”
Leeds City Council confirmed it would undertake remedial work along the road, having taken samples of the surface away for analysis earlier this year.
Highways officers agreed to resurface the road, putting in a special membrane to strengthen it and stop it deteriorating again.
Numerous complaints were made about the state of Yeadon High Street following the regeneration scheme.
Earlier this year, Coun Downes said: “I am very upset that what was to be a £1 million facelift for Yeadon has fallen short of expectations due to insufficient preparatory work. Highways now should and must put things right – the money was spent in good faith, but the result currently is far from satisfactory.”
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