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Lendal Arch junction set to be upgraded in the new year

City of York Council is due to upgrade the traffic signals at the Lendal Arch gyratory in January 2018.

This includes the junctions of Station Road, Station Avenue, Station Rise, Rougier Street and Lendal Bridge.

The upgrades will include a full renewal of the traffic signal equipment. Changes to the pedestrian crossing facilities, including widening and realigning the crossing to make the area safer and better for the thousands of pedestrians who regularly use the crossing. 

The pavement in the area will also be brought up to date and widened and the junction will be resurfaced.

Councillor Ian Gillies, Executive Member for Transport and Planning said: “These essential works continue our traffic signal renewal programme which ensures that signals at key junctions across the city are up to standard and working effectively. This is one of York’s busiest junctions and the work will bring it up to modern standards and ensure that traffic can continue to be well managed on the inner ring road."

Work is set to start on Monday 22nd January and is expected to take nine weeks to complete, weather dependant. Work will take place seven days a week from 08:00-18:00 with some evening work required throughout the scheme. 

Due to the location and nature of these works, road users should expect significant disruption. Whilst everything reasonably possible is being done to keep this disruption to a minimum, motorists should expect delays. Motorists that regularly travel through this location are advised to plan an alternative route where possible.

To keep disruption to a minimum the junction will be operating under temporary signals during the works. The network will be managed to reduce delays please plan your journey carefully and leave plenty of extra time.

Other road works, connected to the development at Stonebow House, are also scheduled for January.  These works will by carried out by utilities companies.  The following traffic management will be in place to allow the safe construction of the works:

  • 4 way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Piccadilly / Pavement for 2 weeks starting 8th January 2017;
  • an outbound closure on Piccadilly between Pavement and Merchantgate for 2 weeks starting on 29th January 2017. Details of bus diversions will be published on this website in early January.

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 £2.62m over five years and will be funded through the capital programme budget and the existing Local Transport Plan budget.