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The Mount junction improvements

From Monday 7 October 2019, we will be improving the junction of The Mount, Dalton Terrace and Albemarle Road, and also the junction of The Mount and Scarcroft Road.

Works at the junction of The Mount, Dalton Terrace and Albermarle Road are now complete.

Works at the junction of The Mount and Scarcroft Road will resume from Monday 6 January 2020, and are expeted to last for up to 4 weeks.

These works will include:

  • replacing the outdated traffic signals with new ones at both junctions
  • creating a new signal controlled Toucan crossing over Albemarle Road
  • resurfacing the eastern footpath and off road cycle facility
  • replacing the outbound cyclist advance stop line on The Mount (Scarcroft Road junction) with and early release system, retaining the cyclist advanced stop line

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, Dynniq.

To help minimise disruption and complete the works as quickly as possible, work will typically be carried out between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and between 8.00am and 4.00pm at weekends. 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 Mount junction works


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Drawings of the proposed works for are also available to download;

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 works and motorists are expected to experience extensive 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.

It is anticipated that buses will continue to operate as normal, however there will be delays as the buslane will be suspended during the works to allow for construction. See the iTravelYork website for more information.

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.

Also see

Traffic Signal Asset Renewal Scheme

Telephone: 01904 551550