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Traffic signals to be upgraded on Barbican Road junction

Published Thursday, 4 August 2022

Ageing and outdated traffic signals at the Barbican Road and Paragon Street junction are set to be replaced in September by City of York Council.

In addition to the new, more reliable traffic signals being installed, new pedestrian and cycling crossing facilities will also be introduced and the junction will be resurfaced.

The Traffic Signal works are estimated to take around 8 weeks to complete, between Monday 5 September and Friday 28 October with a programme of resurfacing to be delivered following their completion.

To help minimise disruption and complete the works as quickly as possible, work will be carried out from 9.00am to 4.00pm, 7 days a week.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum.

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.

Residents are urged to plan ahead, allow more time for journeys on these routes and to consider alternatives and to use public transport where possible. For help on travelling in York, visit iTravel York.

For information regarding the scheme during the works see our Barbican Road and Paragon Street page.