Work is starting this month to install a signalised pedestrian crossing on Pheasant Street, near Asda in Worcester. This will replace the current zebra crossing.
As part of Worcestershire County Council’s programme to relieve congestion across the county, this scheme follows improvements at Sidbury and Croft Road in Worcester.
Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, Councillor Alan Amos, said: “I’m delighted that this work, which is what our residents have asked for, will start before the end of the month as the positive impact it will have on congestion in the area will be huge.
“The plans to change the current zebra crossing into a controlled crossing will improve traffic flow and will be safer for pedestrians to cross.”
Work is planned to start from Monday 24th February and to minimise disruption to traffic, much of the work will be completed at night.
Working hours will be 9pm to 5:30am Monday to Friday.
During these times Pheasant Street will be fully closed to vehicles in both directions between the St Paul’s/Martin’s Gate/George Street Roundabout and the St Martin’s Quarter (Asda) Car Park Roundabout and a diversion will be signposted via Shrub Hill Road.
The St Martin’s Quarter (Asda) car park will be open during the overnight closures in line with their usual opening hours and pedestrians will be able to cross or walk along Pheasant Street during the night works.
During the day, Pheasant Street will be fully open to vehicles and pedestrians as usual.
However, the current pedestrian crossing will be temporarily relocated a little closer to the St Martin’s Quarter (Asda) car park roundabout.