Scour Works to Thorp Arch Bridge - Update

Published: 14 June 2021

Leeds City Council is planning to recommence the site works from 16th June 2021. They have been working with the contractor to revise the construction method and the works will be carried out with reduced temporary works within river. This will lessen the influence of changes in water levels and the impact on local residents. It should also decrease the time needed for delivery of the works. LCC will be installing a flexible precast concrete mattress around the bridge piers to protect them from scour.

LCC has obtained approval from the Environment Agency for the works in the river and has liaised with local land owners about restarting the works. LCC will be completing a letter drop to local residents w/c 14th June 2021.