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Tour de Yorkshire timings

Friday 3rd May 2019.
Stage 2. Women’s race in the morning and Men’s race in the afternoon.
Start: Barnsley. Finish: Bedale

The riders come into the LCC area from Castleford passing Allerton Bywater before entering Kippax. They then pass through Garforth and on towards Barwick in Elmet. The route then goes through Scholes, Shadwell, Alwoodley, Bramhope and Pool, leaving the LCC area over pool Bridge, heading towards harrogate. The race finishes in Bedale.

Women’s Race Timings
The Women’s race will start in Barnsley at 09.05. It reaches the following locations at:
• Kippax by about 10.00hrs (road closure likely to be 09.30/09.45 to 10.10/10.25hrs)
• Scholes by about 10.20hrs (road closure likely to be 09.50/10.05 to 10.30/10.45hrs)
• Alwoodley by about 10.30hrs (road closure likely to be 10.00/10.15 to 10.40/10.55hrs)
• Pool by about 10.50hrs (road closure likely to be 10.20/10.35 to 11.05/11.20hrs)

The Caravan
Is currently scheduled to stop in Kippax and Garforth just under two hours ahead of the men’s race.

Men’s Race Timings
The Men’s race will start in Barnsley at 14.45. It reaches the following locations at:
• Kippax by about 15.35hrs (road closure likely to be 15.05/15.20 to 15.45/16.00hrs)
• Scholes by about 15.50hrs (road closure likely to be 15.20/15.35 to 16.00/16.15hrs)
• Alwoodley by about 16.00hrs (road closure likely to be 15.30/15.45 to 16.10/16.25hrs)
• Pool by about 16.15hrs (road closure likely to be 15.45/16.00 to 16.25/16.40hrs)

Caution on timings: The closures may be longer depending on how strung out the race becomes. We are in the first half of the distance and this stage is not particularly difficult (!). Clearly the weather plays a significant role on rider speed. This will be a call by the police and the race officials on the day.
Also, please note that the advance information signs that will go out around the city 3 or 4 weeks before the event will state that closures will be between a much longer time period as they cover a much longer part of the course and will be a little more ‘conservative’ regarding the road opening times.
Advance Signs for this stage will say the closures are between 09.15 – 11.45hrs and 14.45 – 17.15hrs.

Report a problem

Any problems with roads or pavements should be reported directly to Leeds City Council:- www.leeds.gov.uk

Traffic Monitoring

If any residents are wondering what the traffic monitoring (ATCs) are recording around the Parish, Leeds City Council’s Traffic Management team has informed the Parish Council of the following. 

“This survey along with others within the area being undertaken have been commissioned by LCC to collate a baseline set of data to evaluate the impact of the East Leeds Orbital Road to which in time post-construction data can be compared. 27 Automatic Traffic counts and 11 Manual counts in total.  All surveys being carried out by Nationwide Data Collection.”

Proposals for 20mph zones in the Parish

Leeds City Council are proposing 20mph zones throughout the Harewood Ward, click HERE for full details and to see which streets are affected.

Click HERE to see the Parish Council’s response to the proposals for Barwick in Elmet.

Click HERE to see the Parish Council’s response to the proposals for Scholes.

Roadworks & Disruptions

The table below lists live and planned traffic disruptions for the Parish. For real time, map based road work and licence information within the Leeds area, please visit:- www.roadworks.org

Dropped kerbs

Requests for dropped kerbs should be directed to Leeds City Council. There is a charge for for vehicle users however this is a free service for wheelchair or electric scooter users. Please visit the Council website for more information:- www.leeds.gov.uk

East Leeds Orbital Road – Measuring Air Quality

Would you be willing to have a diffusion tube on your property to measure air quality? These are palm sized and don’t need maintenance. Their purpose is to measure air quality at strategic locations prior to the East Leeds Orbital Road being built which can be used to ensure that once the road is built, air quality is maintained at its original level. If interested in taking part, please e-mail Christina.Terro@leeds.gov.uk or Jon.Tubby@leeds.gov.uk. Thanks.

SeveritySeverity Road NumberStreet NameLocalityTraffic ManagementWork details and locationsStatutory UndertakerDate from Date to
ModerateLA Reference 255678Rakehill Road (Station Road - Belle Vue Avenue), Station Road (FL), Main Street (Station Road - St Philip's Church)ScholesRoad closed 18:00 - 18:30Saint George's Day Parade (Scholes)28/04/201928/04/2019