Work to upgrade key York road junction begins

Expect some disruption around the Monkgate roundabout. Photographs: Richard McDougall
5 Nov 2017 @ 4.42 pm
| Environment, Transport

One of York’s main roundabouts is in for a major upgrade – but motorists are warned to expect delays while work is in progress.

Changes to the layout of the roundabout on Monkgate will begin on Monday (November 6).

The work, approved by City of York Council’s executive more than a year ago, is designed to improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians.

Work will take place from 7am-3.30pm, Monday to Friday. There will be some lane closures.

It is expected to be completed by early December.

Mandatory cycle lane

Another view of the roundabout

The improvements will see the approach to the roundabout on Huntington Road altered with improved crossing facilities at the traffic island.

There will also be a new mandatory cycle lane on Huntington Road to enable cyclists to bypass any queuing traffic to use the off road route.

A shared use foot-cycle path will also be created on the corner of Huntington Road and Heworth Green. The width of the traffic islands on Heworth Green will also be increased to allow cyclists to use them safely.

A spokesperson for City of York Council said:

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption.

Residents in the affected area have been contacted directly and assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum.

However, motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.