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 The A58(M) / A64(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road


It was one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Leeds. It pioneered such techniques as tunnel cut n cover. It sunk a road straight through the middle of one of the busiest cities in the UK. And what more, most of us use it everyday with out even noticing it. It was the Leeds Inner Ring. Here we will tell you how it was done.

Clarenden Tunnel

Project Specification      
Information   Consultants    
Date Proposed 1955 Design & Supervision Engineer`s Department.  
Work Started 1964 Contractors    
Completion Date (Stages 1,2, 2A,3) 1975 Stages 1 & 2 Lehane, McKenzie & Shand.
Length 2 Miles Stage 2A W,C French & Sons
Design and Supervision: Engineer`s Department. Stage 3 C. Bryant.
The project was built over 4 stages
Stage 1: Westgate to Calypit Lane Map  
Stage 2: Clay Pit lane to Mabgate Flyover
Stage 2A: //
Stage 3: Westgate to Armley Gyratory


The A64(M) Eastbound is the shortest motorway in Britain Although the Westbound only matches the A308(M). Why? You'll have to read on.
Fact: Travelling Eastbound, The A58(M) ends at the Clay Pit Lane interchange. From here the road becomes the A64(M)


The Inner Ring Road is one of the only motorways in the UK to have a 40mph speed limit
Construction of the Leeds Inner Ring Road

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