The Chief Officer (Highways and
a) Noted the Highway Board Approval in May 2020 and Executive Board approval in April 2021 to progress the Armley Gyratory junction improvement scheme to detailed design and construction as part of the wider Leeds City Centre package of works;
b) Noted injection of an additional £5.08m (£3.58m for Armley Gyratory and £1.5m for City Square closure and complementary highway schemes) of West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) grant funding into the Capital Programme to progress scheme development within LCCP;
c) Approved procurement of consultant support to progress the detailed design via the LCC Major Schemes Framework;
d) Approved Asset Protection Agreement (APA) and Basic Asset Protection Agreement (BAPA) with Network Rail to undertake professional services in relation to the completion of detailed design;
e) Approved the design and arrangement of proposed traffic restrictions which will be implemented by way of draft Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) for the Armley Gyratory junction upgrade scheme;
f) Authorised the City Solicitor to advertise a notice under the provision of Section 23 of the Highways Act 1980 associated with the provision of a pedestrian crossing and if no valid objections are received, to implement the pedestrian crossing as advertised;
g) The required TROs will be secured using the powers contained within the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the Highways Act 1980 and pedestrian and cycle facilities are constructed under the powers contained under the provisions of section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 for segregated or shared joint use by pedal cyclists and pedestrians;
h) To advertise the draft TROs as shown on the attached drawing number MBARC_A/LCC/XXX/XX/DR/CH/MI_026 shown in Appendix 3, and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised.
i) Noted that the signal design element of the detailed design will be progressed in-house by UTMC team; and
j) Noted that the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) is responsible for the programme delivery, with a target completion date of December 2022.