WORK to create a 20mph zone in Bramhope will begin next week.

The scheme for Breary Lane and the surrounding area, including parts of Moor Road and Old Lane, will start on Monday, March 13 and is due to take three weeks.

It will include the installation of speed tables, designed to calm traffic speed, and 20mph signs.

The Breary Lane work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, when temporary two-way signal lights will be in operation.

Work will also take place from 8am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 2 when road closures, with signed diversions, will be in place on Breary Lane and Moor Road.

Councillor Barry Anderson said: "I am very pleased to see this scheme coming on line.

"Residents have been looking forward to this happening and I am happy that the slight extensions onto Old Lane and Moor Road have been achieved.

"For a long time residents have asked for speeds to be tempered on Breary Lane, Church Hill, Old Lane and Moor Road and at last we are going to see this happening.

"The scheme will also cover the 'tree' streets and all the offshoots from Breary Lane.

"The police, who are using Speedwatch volunteers as much as possible, will continue to attend the other hotspot areas such as the rest of Moor Road, where it is 30mph."

Leeds City Council says pedestrian access will be available at all times though there may be occasions when access by vehicle is restricted.

A spokesman said: "I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience and assure you that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum."

The council is pursuing a policy of introducing 20mph limits on most of its residential streets, focusing on those with schools near them, as part of its wider strategy to cut road casualties and promote sustainable travel.

Bramhope Primary School is based beside Breary Lane, off Tredgold Crescent.