Work to improve junction near completion

This story was published 19 July 2017

The final phase of work to replace and upgrade traffic signals at the junction of King’s Road, Ripon Road and Parliament Street in Harrogate is to start.

Traffic lights are to be replaced

It is the last part of a programme that has already seen preparatory work for the refurbishment completed at the junction and included full upgrades of the nearby Parliament Street/Oxford Street and King’s Road/Cheltenham Crescent junctions.

 

The work has been planned to minimise disruption and the vast majority of the scheme was completed without affecting traffic or pedestrians. The final phase, the installation and commissioning of the new traffic signal equipment, will require the junction to be controlled by temporary traffic signals for one week from 31 July.

 

Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The investment in improvements to the traffic signals at this location is much welcomed and part of a wider package of measures that reflects the county council’s ongoing commitment to ensure facilities for both vehicles and pedestrians operate as efficiently and safely as possible, thus keeping journey times to a minimum.’’

It is the last part of a programme that has already seen preparatory work for the refurbishment completed at the junction and included full upgrades of the nearby Parliament Street/Oxford Street and King’s Road/Cheltenham Crescent junctions.

The work has been planned to minimise disruption and the vast majority of the scheme was completed without affecting traffic or pedestrians. The final phase, the installation and commissioning of the new traffic signal equipment, will require the junction to be controlled by temporary traffic signals for one week from 31 July.

Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The investment in improvements to the traffic signals at this location is much welcomed and part of a wider package of measures that reflects the county council’s ongoing commitment to ensure facilities for both vehicles and pedestrians operate as efficiently and safely as possible, thus keeping journey times to a minimum.’’