From Monday 5 September, we will be improving the junction of Barbican Road and Paragon Street. We expect the works to be fully completed by Friday 28 October 2022.
These works will include:
- replacing the outdated traffic signals with new ones
- creating new pedestrian and cyclist crossings
- realigning kerb lines across the site to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists which will result in a more compact junction
- resurfacing the footways in the direct area of the crossing and resurfacing the carriageway of the junction
The works are part of our Traffic Signal Asset Renewal (TSAR) Programme, which was approved in November 2015 and set out a plan to update many junctions across the city. We'll be installing new equipment at the junction which is cheaper to run and more reliable. The work will be carried out by our in-house contractor, with the specialist traffic signals contractor Dynniq undertaking the traffic signals works.
To help minimise disruption and complete the works as quickly as possible, work will typically be carried out between 9.00am and 4.00pm, 7 days a week. In order to safely install the duct crossings over the carriageway, some evening works may be required, however, we'll provide notification of these in advance.
Location of the works
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Impact on traffic and pedestrians
Temporary controlled crossings will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road safely. Pedestrian routes and access to all businesses and properties will be retained throughout the duration of the works as will vehicular access.
It will be necessary to temporarily close footways in the works area at certain times during the works and footway diversion routes will be put in place.
Impact on vehicles
To allow for the works to be undertaken safely, it will be necessary to close a lane of the carriageway and operate shuttle working using temporary signals during the works. We'll be managing the network to reduce delays but drivers are asked to plan their journey carefully and leave plenty of time. We are advising motorists that regularly travel through this location to plan an alternative where possible.
It is anticipated that buses will continue to operate as normal, however there will be delays when travelling through the junction. See the iTravelYork website for more information.