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Acomb Front Street pedestrian crossing upgrade

Published Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Ageing and outdated traffic signals on the Front Street, Acomb, are set to be replaced this month.

Works are estimated to take around 2 weeks to complete and will start on Monday 5 July and is expected to be fully completed by Friday 16 July.

The council will be undertaking pedestrian crossing upgrades on Front Street in Acomb to provide more reliable traffic signals and improved pedestrian access.

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.

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

To allow for the works to be undertaken safely, it will be necessary to close a lane of the carriageway and operate temporary signals during the works.

Everything will be done to keep delays to a minimum, but motorists are expected to experience some delays while the works are underway.

Twenty metres of on street parking to the west of the crossing on both sides of the road will be suspended, to allow for the works to take place.

A temporary controlled crossing 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.

It will be necessary to temporarily close footways in the works area at certain times during the works and footway diversion routes will be put in place.

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 email: