The good news: they’re upgrading old signals at a key York junction, which should make traffic flow better.
The bad news: it’ll mean seven weeks of disruption, with the inevitable delays.
It’s at the Clifton Moorgate and Hurricane Way junction.
Work will begin this Monday (22 March) and is set to last till the start of May.
New, more reliable, traffic signals will be installed on the busy Clifton Moor junction. The pedestrian and cycling crossing will be widened and resurfaced.
The new systems will link to the council’s traffic control centre, so the team there can better manage the flow of vehicles by adjusting traffic lights to suit traffic conditions.
Generally, hours of working will be 9am – 4.30pm, seven days a week.
In order to safely construct part of the work some evening works may be required. Notification of these will be provided in advance.
Restrictions will include:
- A reduction in the speed limit though the works from 40mph to 30mph.
- Banning of the right turn into Hurricane Way. This will be for a two week period and only be operational during off peak period (9:30 to 4pm). A signed diversion route (using the Stirling Road / Longwood Road roundabout) will be put in place.
- Banning of the left turn into Hurricane Way. This will be for one week and only be operational during the off peak (09:30 – 4pm). A signed diversion route (using the outer ring road roundabout) will be put in place.
The junction will be operating under temporary signals during the traffic signal replacement works and motorists are expected to experience delays while the works are underway.
A council spokesperson said: “Those using the junction are urged to plan ahead, allow more time for journeys on these routes and to consider alternatives and to use public transport where possible.”
More details about the project here.