The final phase of work is set to start on the Regent Street Flyover project in Leeds which will see the installation of the northern bridge beams.
The construction of the new flyover commenced in May 2020 after it reached the end of its usable life. Since then, the southern section of the bridge has been demolished and rebuilt and the northern section was demolished earlier this year. In this next, final phase, the northern bridge will be rebuilt ahead of the scheme completing in spring 2022.
The northern bridge beam installation will require a series of consecutive night closures of the A64(M)/A64 and A61 which are planned from 21 November for seven nights, with a further two weeks of A61 night-time closures required to install support systems and formwork.
A specialist mobile crane will be used to install the bridge beams, weighing a total of 220 tonnes. The bridge will have an overall total span of approximately 66m, with the largest steel beam measuring 44m in length and weighing 69 tonnes.
The team have now surpassed 150,000 hours of work on the project – half of which was through the lockdowns.
(Picture – Leeds Council)