Council starts works to Anglesea Road crossing
Works to the popular student crossing on Anglesea Road will run from Monday the 4th of June for 20 weeks.
Portsmouth City Council have started work to improve the popular Anglesea Road junction.
The junction between Anglesea Road and Park Road is one of Portsmouth's main routes in and out of the city. It is felt that the current layout is no longer suitable for the high volume of pedestrians and vehicles it serves.
To make the crossing safer, facilities to the south of the junction will be improved and the narrow crossing to the north will be removed.
The new layout will prevent vehicles travelling north on Anglesea Road from turning left into Park Road. This will reduce the number of traffic light phases required, which should improve the flow of traffic and provide more time for pedestrians to cross.
Brand new low-level traffic signals for cyclists will be installed for the first time in Portsmouth. The early-release signals, which are used throughout London, give cyclists a head start over motorised vehicles. Cyclists wishing to enter Park Road can do so using the new cycle path.
Tristan Samuels, Portsmouth City Council's Director of Regeneration, said: "This is one of the busiest junctions in the city with up to 1600 vehicles passing through at peak times."
"The old layout is no longer suitable. By reducing waiting times and widening crossing points the crossing becomes safer for pedestrians, while removing the left turn provides two dedicated lanes out of the city and improves the flow of traffic."
Work will begin in the evening of Monday the 4th of June and will take up to 20 weeks. To minimise disruption, road works will take place at night with signed diversion routes in place during periods when lane and road closures are necessary. A temporary crossing point will be available throughout.
For enquiries please contact Portsmouth City Council on 023 9283 4092.
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