Pedestrian improvement works at the junction of Shootersway and Kings Road began construction on 26 June. Three-way signals and potential night closures may be necessary for duration of the programme.
Works onsite are going well and due to finish 8 September 2017.
Minor corrections are being redone before the project finishes so we won't need to return to site and disrupt anyone. These works will not affect the finish date. The signals equipment have been installed and will be running by 13 September 2017.
Temporary three-way signals and potential night closures will be used from 26 June until 15 September.
Please be patient whilst the signals settle into the traffic patterns.
The works include:
- Junction at Kings Road and Shootersway to be fully signal controlled.
- Widening Kingshill Way to provide two lane flared approach to signals.
- Footway realignment and widening alongside kerbline to tie into proposed pedestrian crossing points, which will be integrated into traffic signal controls at junction.
Why is it happening?
The improvements to this junction are necessary for pedestrian safety as many school children cross this junction at their own risk currently.
We are adding signals to the junction and improving pedestrian footways in order to make it safer for all pedestrians, especially the high volume of school children. We are also improving the junction for vehicles by fixing its alignment and widening the carriageway by one lane.
We are doing this work during the two nearby schools’ summer holidays to mitigate the effect construction will have on traffic.