From Monday 13 March, we'll be improving the Skeldergate Bridge pedestrian crossing. This scheme of works will be fully completed by Friday 24 March.
These works will include:
- a full renewal of the traffic signal equipment
- changes to pedestrian crossing equipment to facilitate puffin near side red and green man displays
- minor changes to the tactile paving at the crossing
- resurfacing the footway in the direct area of the works
- minor carriageway patching
The works are part of our Traffic Signal Asset Renewal (TSAR) Programme, which was approved in November 2015 and set out a plan to update many junctions across the city. We'll be installing new equipment at the junction which is cheaper to run and more reliable. The work will be carried out by our in-house contractor, with sub-contractors brought in for specialist works. The specialist traffic signals contractor Swarco undertaking the traffic signals works.
To help minimise disruption and complete the works as quickly as possible, work will typically be carried out between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Sunday.
Location of Skeldergate Bridge pedestrian crossing works
Impact on traffic and pedestrians
To allow for the works to be undertaken safely, it will be necessary to close a lane of the carriageway and operate a shuttle and use temporary signals during some phases of construction. Although we'll attempt to keep delay to a minimum, vehicles are expected to experience some delays while the works are underway.
There will be 2 temporary traffic restrictions in place during the full period of the works:
- the slip road connecting Terry Avenue with Bishopgate Street will be closed to all vehicles - a signed diversion route will be in place via Clementhorpe and the Nunnery Lane Gyratory
- the right turn out of Skeldergate on to Bishopgate Street will be banned for all vehicles - a signed diversion route will be in place via the Fishergate Gyratory
A temporary pedestrian crossing will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians to cross the road safely. It will be necessary to temporarily close footways in the works area at certain times during the works. Footway diversion routes will be put in place with access to all properties retained throughout the duration of the works.
Impact on buses
It is anticipated that buses will continue to operate as normal, however there will be delays when travelling through the junction. See the iTravelYork website for more information.