From Tuesday 9 May 2023, we will be improving the junction of Malton Road and New Lane. We expect the works to take 4 weeks to complete.
These works will include:
- replacing the outdated traffic signals with new ones
- improving the cyclist and pedestrian shared space
- adding a third signal controlled toucan crossing
- resurfacing the footway
- extending the westbound 'slip road' for cyclists
- removing the current island on New Lane
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 sub-contractors brought in for specialist 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.
To allow us to undertake the work safely and to minimise disruption to users, the southbound bus lane on Malton Road will be suspended for the duration of the works.
Location of Malton Road and New Lane junction works
Impact on traffic and pedestrians
It’s likely that the work will cause significant disruption to traffic. We’re aiming to keep this to a minimum, however we encourage residents, businesses and visitors their journey and allow plenty of time. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route to avoid the junction, if possible.
The junction will be operating under temporary signals during the roadworks and motorists are expected to experience delays while the works are underway.
Temporary crossing points will be available at all times during the works to ensure that all currently available pedestrian crossings are maintained.
Pedestrian routes and access to all businesses and properties will be retained throughout the duration of the works. If you have any issues, please speak to the staff on site so they can be resolved as soon as possible.
Impact on buses
See the iTravelYork website for more information as the southbound bus lane on Malton Road will be suspended for the duration of the works.