From Tuesday 31 October, the next phase of works will be taking place on Hollowstone and Fisher Gate to build the new layout, shown on the plan below, until late 2023.
- Installing a new toucan crossing on Hollowstone.
- Creating a shared footway and cycleway on Hollowstone, between London Road and Hollowstone.
- Reallocating road space, including the removal of parking, to provide a segregated cycleway along Fisher Gate, linking with the new facility from London Road Island.
- Accommodation works at the Fisher Gate entrance/exit into Carter Gate.
- Resurfacing footways, where required.
- Resurfacing the road and installing new lining (This will take place in 2024).
Completed – sections of the project
Resurfacing and landscaping to come Spring 2024.
London Road roundabout works – due to complete October 2023
Works began on 19 June, for approximately 24 weeks.
- Reallocating roadspace to provide a segregated cycleway from Canal Street heading towards Bellar Gate
- New traffic signal equipment including signalised pedestrian and cycle crossings
- Improvements to footways
- Resurfacing the road and installing new lining
The works involve:
- A mix of permanent and off-peak lane closures
- Existing traffic signals replaced with temporary traffic signals
- Pedestrian crossings maintained, where possible, or diversions to alternative crossing points
Temporary traffic signals are being monitored and changes being made to timings/layout to improve the traffic flow as we are continuing to experience queues at peak times. The temporary signals will be upgraded to permanent ones in November 2023. Final aspects of resurfacing and landscaping will be completed in Spring 2024.
Station Street/London Road junction works
Works took place through 2023 to:
- Dedicated segregated cycleway from London Road junction to join the recently completed Station Street cycleway
- Dedicated marked on- road cycleway for east/west cycle movements across the junction
- Right turn for cyclists facility (see below for further details)
- Signal pedestrian and cycle crossings on all arms of the junction
- Junction and footpath resurfacing
The junction uses a two stage turn arrangement to enable cyclists to turn right without having to move to the centre of the carriageway. This means as cyclists approach the junction from any of the four directions, they arrive at the junction on the carriageway rather than the new segregated facilities and can make a right-turn onto London Road, Station Street or Great Northern Close, a move banned for motor traffic.
Cyclists need to pull into an area of the carriageway in advance of the stop line and pedestrian crossing on their left, turn and face the direction of travel, and to wait there until that junction approach has a green cycle signal. At that point, cyclists travel forwards to complete their right turn. The waiting area will be indicated by cycle symbols and a right turn arrow once surfacing works are completed in autumn 2023.