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Haxby Road pedestrian crossing highway renewal works

Published Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Ageing and outdated traffic signals on Haxby Road, near the Lime Tree Avenue crossing, are set to be replaced this month by City of York Council.

New, more reliable, traffic signals will be installed on the crossing as part of the Traffic Signal Asset Renewal Programme.

The new traffic signals will 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.

The Haxby Road near Lime Tree Avenue crossing improvements works are estimated to take around 2 weeks to complete.

Work will start on Monday 14 June and is expected to be fully completed by Friday 25 June.

To help minimise disruption work will be carried out from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The works require a full closure of Haxby Road at the point of the crossing on the evening of Thursday 17 of June, from 7.00pm to 11.00pm.

Signed diversion routes will be in place during the closure.

To allow the works to be undertaken safely and to minimise disruption where possible, there will be some restrictions during the works:

  • it will be necessary to temporarily place the crossing of Haxby Road and Lime Tree Avenue under traffic light control for the duration of the works
  • the southbound bus stop on the entry to the mini roundabout will be relocated to a site just north of the arcade of shops
  • temporary controlled crossings will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians 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.

Those using the route are urged to plan ahead, allow more time for journeys and to consider alternatives and to use public transport where possible.

For any enquires regarding these works please contact tsar@york.gov.uk.