Six weeks of roadworks at key York junction set to cause ‘significant delays’

15 Dec 2020 @ 8.15 am
| Transport

Ageing and outdated traffic signals at the Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road junction are set to be replaced next month by City of York Council – causing short-term disruption for motorists.

Works are estimated to take around six weeks to complete and will start on Monday 4 January.

New, more reliable, traffic signals will be installed.

Layout changes will include introducing new pedestrian crossings, extended double yellow lines on the access road, kerb line changes and removing the small pedestrian island on Crichton Avenue.

The council says they new traffic signals will be more efficient and more reliable.  It will also link the system direct to the council’s traffic and control centre, so that officers can manage the flow of traffic better in busy periods by adjusting traffic lights to suit the conditions.

To help minimise disruption, work will be carried out from 9am – 4.30pm during the week and also will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – 4pm. Temporary signals replicating, as closely as possible, the current operation of the junction will be in place throughout the works.

A City of York Council spokesperson said: “During the works it is anticipated that there will be significant delays when travelling through the junction.   

“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.”

Bus services will be operating as normal for the majority of the works but passengers are advised to visit www.itravelyork.info/ for more information.

To find out more about the scheme visit www.york.gov.uk/CrichtonAve