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DDD North 2014.

The UK's premier FREE Developer conference returns to the North of England for it's fourth year, this October when we will be at the University of Leeds!!

DDD North is a free one day technical event for developers. This is the fourth Developer! Developer! Developer! Community Event ever ran in the North of England and we are delighted to be hosted at the University of Leeds following on from our three previous events with registrations rising over 425 last year! DDD North is a day of learning, discussion, contribution and involvement in the community in the North East, North West, Midlands and Scotland. The goal of DDD North is to provide free technical education with the added benefit of the networking possibilities with peers and the development of relationships across the .NET Industry!


Roadworks and Restrictions in Leeds

We are now aware of major roadworks and road closures in Leeds city centre please be aware that:


A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Rd closed 8pm today to 6am Mon 20 Oct - Eastbound exit slip at Wellington St to slip rd at Westgate Point for Park Ln / Westbound A653 Marsh Ln exit slip to A58(M) jnctn with Wellington St

Details as taken from http://newsfeed.leedsvirtualnewsroom.co.uk/2014/10/reminder-essential-maintenance-work-to.html :

Essential maintenance work to strengthen Westgate Footbridge along a section of Leeds Inner Ring Road will take place over two weekends starting tomorrow night (Friday).

Motorists are being warned to plan ahead as the A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road will be fully closed to traffic in both directions the weekends of Friday 17 October 2014 and Friday 31 October 2014.

The works are part of a programme of ongoing essential maintenance work to upgrade the Inner Ring Road and need to be carried out safely whilst part of the road is closed. 

The first closure will start at 8pm on Friday 17 October 2014 and will finish at 6am on Monday 20 October. The next closure will start at 8pm on Friday 31 October 2014 and will finish at 6am on Monday 3 November 2014. 

Westgate Footbridge is located west of Leeds city centre and carries a footway over the A58(M) Leeds Inner Ring Road. The council is proposing to strengthen the central reserve pier with associated upgrading of the safety fence, and the pier between the main A58(M) carriageway and the eastbound slip road.

The closures have been scheduled to avoid major city centre weekend events, where possible. An alternative signed route will be in place to help alleviate traffic congestion.

The extent of the closures will be between:- 

Eastbound Traffic 
The closure will be between the A58(M) exit slip at Wellington Street to slip road at Westgate point for Park lane.
Eastbound traffic will be diverted via West Street and the A58.

Westbound Traffic 
The closure will be between the A653 Marsh Lane exit slip and the A58(M) junction with Wellington Street. 
Westbound traffic will be diverted via the A653 Marsh Lane, the A61, The Calls, Swine gate, Wellington Street back to A58(M).

For information about bridges and highways structures and to download detailed documents about related works visit www.leeds.gov.uk/bridges