Ageing and outdated traffic signals on the Blossom Street pedestrian crossing are set to be replaced this month by City of York Council.
Works will start on Sunday 30 June and are estimated to finish on Thursday 11 July.
New, more reliable, traffic signals will be installed and improvements will be made to the pedestrian crossing outside the cinema too.
The new technology being installed will help to improve journey times and reliability on Blossom Street and ease congestion in the area.
The new traffic signals will also be cheaper to run and more reliable. It will also enable the new systems to link direct to the council’s Traffic and Control Centre, so that the Network Monitoring Officers can manage the flow of traffic better in busy periods by adjusting traffic lights to best suit traffic conditions.
To help minimise disruption work will be carried out from 9.30am – 4pm during the week and also will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am – 4pm. Temporary signals replicating, as closely as possible, the current operation of the junction will be in place throughout the works.
To allow for the works to be undertaken safely it will be necessary, at certain times, to close lanes. This will only be undertaken outside the peak periods to limit traffic disruption and delay.
During the works it is anticipated that there will be significant delays when travelling through the junction.
A temporary signalised crossing will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians to cross the road safely. Pedestrian route, cycle routes and access to all businesses and properties will be retained throughout the duration of the works.
Those using the route 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 requested to visit www.itravelyork.info/ for more information.
Information regarding this scheme is available at www.york.gov.uk/BlossomSt