Monday 26th of October 2015
Leeds City Council is considering a shortlist of three different ways of creating an improved link road or alternative solution for Leeds Bradford Airport, in the Yeadon area of the city, in a bid to both boost the local economy and ease congestion in the area.
The three different options include two links roads whereas the third involves working on what’s already in place. The first option for the council to consider involves building a new road from the A65 to run along the eastern edge of the airport before reaching the A658 to the north. The second is to build a new road that follows the same initial path from the A65 between Rawdon and Horsforth but then runs south west of the airport, before joining up with the A658. The final option is upgrade the two roads already in place, around Rawdon and Yeadon and onto the airport, with the development of upgraded junctions and the widening of some roads.
Speaking on behalf of the council, the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning Coucnillor Richard Lewis explained that ‘The airport contributes more than £100 million a year to our economy, with its future growth essential to providing new jobs in the years and decades to come. That is why it is vital access to and from the airport is as effective as it can be while also serving the needs of the local communities.’
The three options will be considered in depth by the council before they make their decision and whatever they choose, it will be an improvement for Leeds Bradford Airport and the local community.