Following consultation with local residents and businesses, our Executive Member for Transport and Planning is being asked to approve revised plans to update key junctions on Wigginton Road.

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We will be rebuilding the junction between Wigginton Road, Haxby Road and Clarence Street. We will also be taking steps to improve the junction at Wigginton Road and Fountayne Street.

Details of the schedules of works and any associated traffic control measures will be published here as the improvements works progress.

Wigginton Road, Haxby Road and Clarence Street junction


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Proposed improvements to the Wigginton Road, Haxby Road and Clarence Street junction

We are making changes to the traffic signal junction of Wigginton Road, Haxby Road and Clarence Street as part of the Better Bus Area Fund.

The improvements consist of:

  • full renewal of the traffic signal equipment and ducting networks
  • realigning Haxby Road, outbound direction, to make it straighter
  • some resurfacing and relining, in particular to make the advanced stop boxes for cyclists clearer
  • replacing the existing pedestrian island with new, larger islands which can hold more people and will be easier to use for people with pushchairs or wheelchairs

New, more reliable, traffic signals have been installed on the junction. Layout changes were also made to make the junction work more efficient.

The new technology installed will help to improve bus journey times and reliability on Wigginton Road and ease congestion in the area. The new traffic signals will also be cheaper to run and more reliable. It will also enable the new systems to link direct to the council’s Traffic and Control Centre, so that the Network Monitoring Officers can manage the flow of traffic better in busy periods by adjusting traffic lights to best suit traffic conditions.

Resurfacing works will follow the successful completion of the installation of new traffic signals at the Wigginton Road and Haxby Road junction.

Construction stages and duration

Works will start on Sunday 30 June for the resurfacing of Wigginton Road, Haxby Road and Clarence Street, with works expected to be take up to 2 weeks.

Works will be carried out by City of York Council, who will be responsible for public safety and maintaining access.

Works will take place between:

  • 10.00pm and 5.00am, Sundays to Thursdays (into Friday morning)

Works will be carried out in 3 phases:

  1. Closure of Wigginton Road
  2. Closure of Clarence Street
  3. Closure of Haxby Rd

Each phase will last 3 or 4 days and is weather dependent.

Traffic management measures during works

Diversion routes for Wigginton Road and Clarence Street closures will be via:

  • Crichton Avenue
  • Water Lane
  • Clifton (and vice versa)

Diversions for Haxby Road will be via:

  • Haley’s Terrace
  • Huntington Road
  • Monkgate
  • Lord Mayors Walk (and vice versa)

Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. As with any highways schemes, there is likely to be some inconvenience at times during the works.

Everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum. Motorists should expect delays during the works and are advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

For travel information in and around York, visit www.itravelyork.info.

Cycle access during works

Cyclists are advised to take extra care when travelling through the road works. The phasing of the road works will mean that cycle lanes and facilities will not be available at all times.

The Bridge Street cycle link will remain open throughout the works but signal controlled access at the junction will not be available

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Wigginton Road and Fountayne Street junction


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Details of the schedules of works and any associated traffic control measures will be published here as the improvements works progress.

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Wigginton Road improvements consultation outcomes

Feedback received during the consultation period suggested that, although there is general support for rebuilding the junction between Wigginton Road, Haxby Road and Clarence Street, residents and businesses would not support the removal of the Fountayne Street mini-roundabout.

Residents felt that removal of the roundabout would cause the traffic conditions that they experience there to worsen. However, they also expressed the view that the current arrangement is not working effectively.

Junction improvements on Wigginton Road

The planned improvements will help to:

  • reduce journey times for traffic, particularly buses, on Wigginton Road
  • improve pavements and crossings
  • create larger pedestrian islands at the junction with Haxby Road and Clarence Street
  • replace the traffic signals at the junction with Haxby Road and Clarence Street

The proposed improvements will not require the creation of a new bus lane.

The scheme is funded through York’s Better Bus Area, a programme of measures which improve the reliability of bus services in the city. It's estimated that it will cost around £200,000 to implement.

If the report is approved by the Executive Member, the work will be carried out during the first four months of 2019.

Improvements for pedestrians on Wigginton Road

The existing pedestrian island near the junction with Fountayne Street will remain in place.

The existing small islands will be replaced with larger traffic islands at the junction with Haxby Road and Clarence Street, making this easier for pedestrians to use.

Larger traffic islands will make it easier for people with impaired mobility to cross the road.

Improvements for cyclists on Wigginton Road

Existing cycle lanes will remain in place, so there is a continuation of cycle lanes, but advanced stop lines and a feeder lane will be created at the junction with Haxby Road and Clarence Street.

The signals controlling the 'cycle only' path onto Wigginton Road, at the south end of the hospital site, will remain in place.

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