Traffic lights set to be upgraded at Carr Lane and Thanet Road

Ageing traffic lights at the junction of York Road with Carr Lane and the Thanet Road crossing near Foxwood Lane are set to be upgraded next month. Work will start on both sites on Monday 2 October.

The lights at the junction of York Road and Carr lane will be fully refurbished. The crossing will also be widened to better meet current safety standards.

The Thanet Road crossing near Foxwood Lane will see the separate pedestrian / cyclist crossing replaced with a shared Toucan crossing. The footpath and cycleway near to the crossing will also be relayed.

Local safety scheme work will also take place alongside this including installing a raised traffic table which will be added to the crossing along with speed cushions in the area to help reduce the speed of vehicles using the road.

Work at the York Road crossing will take place between 7.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday and 9 am – 3pm on Saturdays.    Evening work will take place on Monday 9 October and Thursday 12 October from 6pm – 11pm. Three-way traffic management will be in place at the junction during the works. Full access will be retained to all properties during construction.

Work at the Thanet Road crossing will take place between 7.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday and 8am – 3pm Saturdays. Traffic management will be in place at the junction of Thanet Road / Foxwood Lane during the works. A controlled crossing will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road safely.

Thanet Road will be closed between Foxwood Lane and St James Place on 22 October for the installation of the raised traffic table. Additional road closures will be in place on 6 and 7 November to install the speed cushions.

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, however buses that normally use this street will be diverted and motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

The five year traffic signal asset renewal programme was given the green light by the councillor responsible for transport and planning in November 2015 at a public meeting.

The total replacement programme will cost £2.620m over six years and will be funded through the capital programme budget and the existing Local Transport Plan budget.

For information about bus diversions during the works visit:

Carr Lane closed from tomorrow (Monday)

Carr-Lane-300x168Please note that Carr Lane will be closed from 00:01am on Monday 27th until 24:00 on 2nd August for water mains and gas mains work (if they are completed before the 2nd then the road will be re-opened before the deadline).

Traffic barriers will indicate the extent of the road closure.

The alternative route for diverted traffic will be via York Road- The Green-Wetherby Road- Beckfield Lane- Boroughbridge Road.

Please take this into account when travelling around York Road.

Appeal to trace silver 4 x 4 following Carr Lane Acomb collision


York police are appealing for the occupants of a silver 4 x 4 vehicle to contact them following a collision in Carr Lane, Acomb.

 They are also appealing for witnesses to the collision and to anyone who knows of such vehicle which has recently sustained damage.

The collision occurred at around 1.30pm today (Friday 23 May 2014) when the silver vehicle collided with two parked cars, a silver Citroen and a grey Ford Mondeo, causing damage to both.