A second set of roadworks is coming to Leeman Road, bringing more disruption for drivers.
Work to create a new junction on the road begins soon.
And to make way for the planned Leeman Road West extension, temporary single lane traffic lights will be in place at Leeman Road bend until the end of the year.
These will run alongside the lights already controlling traffic flow through the Marble Arch tunnel on the road, which are causing significant delays.
This work – to improve access to the expanding National Railway Museum – is also set to last till the end of the year.
The Leeman Road West extension will see the current road converted into a three-way junction as part of the York Central development. Services and utilities will also be installed under the road.
Eventually, this junction will link up to a new spine road and join back to Leeman Road at the Marble Arch tunnel intersection, providing a through route for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians.
While the works are in place, pedestrian and cycle access routes will be unaffected.
But it will mean disruption for drivers, who are being encouraged to use alternative routes during peak times, including Clifton or Poppleton Road, or consider the Park and Ride services at Poppleton Bar, Rawcliffe Bar, Monk Cross, Grimston Bar or Designer Outlet.
A spokesperson from York Central’s infrastructure contractor, Sisk, said: “This is a significant development in the wider York Central scheme to make progress on building a new access road to improve traffic flow.
“We recognise this may cause inconvenience to road users in the short term, particularly at peak times.
“However, in the longer term this will open up the site for alternative access routes with significantly upgraded facilities for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians.”
One of the largest city centre brownfield regeneration sites in England, York Central is bringing over £100 million worth of new infrastructure investment to York, including more than 1.2 miles of new roads plus public footpaths and cycle ways, as well as new utilities and the building of two new bridges over the East Coast mainline.
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