A4 Morrisons junction improvements set for start
Measures to help tackle traffic congestion and improve air quality at the Morrisons junction on London Road will be carried out by Bath & North East Somerset Council from 24 February 2013 for up to six weeks.
The works are part of the £27 million Bath Transportation Package which is upgrading the city's transport system to tackle congestion and provide the infrastructure necessary to support new homes and jobs.
Signals at the Morrisons junction will be improved, traffic islands reorganised, and existing road crossing points consolidated to one central point across the A4. The pedestrian controls will be better synchronised with the main signals, increasing the duration of 'green man' time for people on foot.
Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Transport, said, "The London Road is a hot spot for queues and delays. Bath & North East Somerset Council has identified this section at the Morrisons junction as a particular problem which is why action is being taken to help tackle congestion and give people on foot more time to cross the junction.
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"The changes will help us manage traffic more effectively and reduce idling times. Steps are being taken to ensure any disruption caused by the work is kept to a minimum. For example, work needing traffic management will be carried out after evening peak times so that vehicle flows are not affected during the day. We thank people for their patience whilst the work takes place."
Excellent progress is being made on other aspects of the Bath Transportation Package. The expansion of Odd Down Park & Ride is complete, whilst work at Lansdown Park & Ride is approaching completion. Planning for ten showcase bus routes that will benefits dozens of bus services is at an advanced stage, as are preparations for variable message signage.
Nearby residents and business have been written to prior to the works starting. People can find out more at www.bathnes.gov.uk/btp or if they have questions about the Morrisons junction works email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 39 40 41.
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