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Bootham junction roadworks to improve cyclist and pedestrian facilities

Published Thursday, 13 January 2022

From Monday 17 January, City of York Council will begin works on Bootham at its junction with St Mary’s to remove the existing pedestrian crossing and to introduce a new traffic signalised junction.

The roadworks, which are expected to take approximately six weeks, will improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians. The new junction will improve journeys to Scarborough Bridge and the railway station, as well as providing a signalled exit for vehicles from St Mary’s, reducing conflict at the junction.

The working hours will be 9.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Weekend working may be necessary but is not planned at this time. Traffic management will be undertaken using three-way temporary traffic lights.

Resurfacing will take place at the end of the period of work. This is currently estimated to take place in the week commencing 21 February. The work will be carried out by Tarmac and will be done overnight (7.30pm till 5.00am) to minimise disruption. It is usual practise that any loud activity be completed by 11.00pm.

The opportunity is also being taken to resurface the bottom section of St Mary’s at the same time, in advance of a pending scheme on Marygate Lane to provide a ramp access from St Mary’s to Marygate Lane.

Household collections to the affected areas will take place as normal.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport said;

“Throughout 2022 and 2023 we’re working to deliver around £3.3 million to support active travel schemes across the city – making it safer and easier to travel sustainably.

“Bootham is a key arterial road into our city centre, which is why improving this route for active and sustainable transport options is vital. We’re grateful for residents’ patience during the work where some disruption is anticipated and look forward to the timely arrival of a new and improved junction for all road users.”

Find out more about our Active Travel Programme for 2021-2023