A64 New York Road Tunnel (Leeds)

Project: A64 New York Road Tunnel
Client: Leeds City Council

The Project:
New York Road Tunnel carries the A64 Inner Ring Road out of Leeds City Centre towards York. A section of the tunnel had been propped and partially closed to traffic for some time due to fears that the bearings that supported the tunnel roof beams where in a poor state of repair. Leeds City Council put the tunnel repair scheme out to tender in 2007 and APA Concrete Repairs Ltd were successful in winning the subcontract package for the full project.

The solution:
The works involved mosaic tile removal, hydro-demolition, concrete repairs, phased bearing shelf replacement and the installation of an Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System that had been designed by the Council’s Consulting Engineers. Over 2500m² of ‘mesh and overlay’ type Cathodic Protection was installed working nights and weekends throughout the winter of 2007-08.


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