Old traffic lights will be replaced at a key York junction starting next week.
More reliable signals will be installed at the Barbican Road and Paragon Street junction, along with new pedestrian and cycling crossing facilities.
The junction will also be resurfaced.
The traffic lights work will take around eight weeks to complete, between Monday (5 September) and Friday 28 October.
The resurfacing will follow, from 31 October, and will take place on evenings between 7pm to midnight, with “associated road closures introduced as required”.
A City of York Council spokesperson said: “To help minimise disruption and complete the works as quickly as possible, work will be carried out from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week.
“As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum.
“Temporary controlled crossings will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road safely. Pedestrian routes and access to all businesses and properties will be retained throughout the duration of the works as will vehicular access.”
More info about the scheme is here.
Scheduled power cut
To minimise disruption to the local network, Northern Power Grid have been granted permission to complete separate power supply works in the area of these works during the 6 and 7 September.
To complete these works, a scheduled power cut will be required on the 7 September between 10am and 2pm which will impact a number of properties in close proximity to the junction.
All impacted properties have previously been contacted by Northern Power Grid and supplied with emergency contact information however if any issues are encountered by residents then Northern Power Grid can be contacted directly on 0800 011 3332.