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Funding bid to replace Leeds flyover


A funding bid is set to be submitted later this year for funding to replace a 1960s Leeds flyover, supporting the council’s plans to transform the city centre.Regent Street Flyover carries the A64(M) Inner Ring Road over the A61 Regent Street. Currently, an estimated 43,000 vehicles pass over it and 30,000 vehicles pass below it (A61) every day.The replacement of the flyover, along with complementary works to the Armley Gyratory, will ensure that the Inner Ring Road will maintain traffic flow and enable the pedestrianisation of City Square.Leeds City Council will submit a bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) in October to fund a replacement, with the outcome to be known by the end of December.By moving vehicles around the outer edge of the city and closing Neville Street to through traffic, the council aims to transform the city centre for a more liveable, greener and better connected city. It would also support wider improvement projects in the city centre.The scheme would create an expanded pedestrianised City Square and complete renovation of the frontage to Leeds Station on Bishopgate Street. It would also support the development of the South Bank with a new urban square on Meadow Lane connecting to plans for a City Park.