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Grimston Bar Roundabout Lights Being Fixed


7:11am 16th January 2014

The badly timed traffic lights on the Grimston Bar roundabout in York are being fixed, Minster FM has been told.

The Highways Agency have dug up the sensors in the road while they work on improving the junction leading to queues.

A Highways Agency spokesperson said:

“We are in the final phase of a £1.6 million scheme to improve the A64 Grimston Bar Interchange near York. Once complete this scheme will increase the capacity of the interchange, which will improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and improve safety.

“In order to widen the A64 eastbound exit slip road and the A1079 exit towards Hull, we have had to remove the traffic sensor loops in the carriageway surface and install temporary traffic lights at the junction. The traffic signals are currently on fixed timings and we are aware of issues caused by queuing at the junction. Engineers have been to site to alter these timings and we are working to adjust the sequence of the traffic lights in order to minimise disruption for drivers approaching the junction from all routes.

“Work is also taking place at the junction to resurface the carriageway, replace barriers and part of the drainage system, install new traffic signs and street lights, and modify the traffic signals. The major improvement scheme is expected to be completed by the early March.”

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