Date set for start of traffic signals work on Tadcaster Road

The Council is due to commence work to refurbish the traffic signal junction of Tadcaster Road and St Helens Road as part of the Traffic Signal Asset Renewal Programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work will consist of:

  • Full renewal of the traffic signal equipment and ducting networks – this will include changes to pedestrian crossing equipment to facilitate Puffin style near side red /green man displays.
  • Conversion of the staggered pedestrian crossing on the south to a straight across crossing.
  • A new pedestrian crossing is to be provided on the northern arm

Works will start on Monday 30th April for the main civils / groundworks with all work expected to be fully completed by Friday 8th June 2018.

The hours of working will be 7:30am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday and 9:00am – 3:00pm Saturdays. In order to safely install the duct crossings over the carriageway some evening works will be required. Works will be suspended between Wednesday 16th May and Friday 18th May and on Saturday 26th May due to York Race meetings.

Three-way traffic management will be in place at the junction during the works and motorists are expected to experience severe delays while the works are underway. Controlled pedestrian crossings will be provided during construction to allow pedestrians to cross the road safely. There may be some temporary footway closures in place, however full access will be retained to all businesses properties during these works.

The southbound bus stop on Tadcaster Road will be temporarily relocated during the works. It is not anticipated that there will be any diversions or suspensions to bus stops and services during the works. For more information on please visit www.itravelyork.info

Latest plans unveiled for St Helens Road / Tadcaster Road crossing improvements

Council officers have unveiled the latest draft of proposals to improve pedestrian crossing facilities at the St Helens Road / Tadcaster Road junction.


 

The scheme was approved by the council’s Executive in June 2017, and is part of the five-year replacement programme to renew traffic signal assets within the city (the TSAR programme)

The changes proposed look to improve pedestrian facilities, bringing them in line with current guidance, while having only minor impacts to vehicle delay. The main changes proposed at this junction are as follows:

  • A new pedestrian crossing on the northern side of the junction (outside the Cross Keys pub)
  • The existing staggered pedestrian island over Tadcaster Road is removed from the southern arm and a straight across pedestrian facility is provided
  • The island in the southern arm has been removed to allow the stop lines to be brought forward to improve driver to pedestrian visibility at the junction
  • Guard rail to be reviewed and if possible rationalised
  • Full refurbishment of the traffic signal equipment and ducting network.  This will include changes to pedestrian crossing equipment to facilitate Puffin style near side red / green man displays
  • Implementation of MOVA (Micro-processor Optimised Vehicle Actuation) control strategy at the junction to reduce delays
  • Associated road marking changes to facilitate the above

Local Lib Dem councillors are inviting residents to let them have any comments on the proposed scheme, so that these can be fed back to officers. Please send any comments to Cllr Stephen Fenton at cllr.sfenton@york.gov.uk

St Helens Road planning application approved

At a meeting on 11 January, members of the council’s Area Planning Sub Committee approved plans to demolish 27 St Helens Road and extend the Abbeyfield House care home on Regency Mews to include 17 extra care flats and 8 dementia care flats.


Councillor Stephen Fenton joined  local residents at the meeting to ask the committee to refuse the application. Stephen focused his remarks on the impact that the development would have on the Wendy House Day Nursery, which has served local families for over 27 years.

Despite the concerns raised by the speakers, the committee voted unanimously to accept the officer recommendation that the application be approved.

A webcast of the meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Z7lvLYv9M

St Helens Road development recommended for approval

The proposal to extend the Abbeyfield House care home to include specialist 17 extra care flats and 8 dementia care units is being recommended for approval. The proposal involves the demolition of 27 St Helen’s Road.

Officials are set to shun the objections made by 57 residents, the ward planning panel and local Ward Councillors. The objectors raise a wide range of issues including inadequate parking provision, overlooking, drainage, scale, massing, impact on the nearby children’s nursery and loss of open space.

Residents can attend the planning meeting which will discuss the plans. It takes place on Thursday 11th January starting at 4:30pm

Details of the officers report can be read by clicking here

 

St Helens Road pedestrian crossing beacon to be upgraded

St Helen’s Road among those to be upgraded.

The Council is to upgrade the Belisha Beacons at 14 pedestrian crossing sites in York

New beacon design

A report says,

“There are 43 zebra crossings across the city and outlying villages. A
zebra crossing is required by law to have a black and white striped pole
with a flashing yellow globe on each side of the crossing. If there is an
island in the middle, additional beacons may be provided as considered
appropriate. For years this equipment remained fairly standard, but in
the last decade new products have come onto the market using high
intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enhance the conspicuity of
the globe.
In recent years 9 zebra crossings have been upgraded to high
conspicuity units as part of road safety schemes. Feedback on these
has been very positive. The remaining 34 crossings have equipment of
variable age and condition”.
The new design id promised to eb more visible with diodes lastingt longer than older type.

The work is expected to be completed before the end of January.

St Helens Road grass banks cut

Following intervention by Cllr Stephen Fenton, the council has cut back the grass on the banks on St Helens Road either side of the railway bridge.

Complaints about the state of the area had been raised by the Dringhouses Sports & Social Club, and the overgrown vegetation was starting to encroach onto the footpath.

Grass bank leading down to the cricket pitch

Approach to the bridge from Thanet Road

Changes planned for Tadcaster Road/St Helen’s Road junction

As part of a plan to upgrade the traffic signals at the St Helens Road junction a new Puffin pedestrian crossing facility is to be provided on the north side of the junction.

Full details are contained in this report

The report says,

“The replacement of the existing island has been proposed because the island is too narrow. It falls below minimum design guidance in terms of its overall width and the distance of its guard rails from the carriageway.

The substandard width results in difficulty for pedestrians in using the facility, especially those with prams and wheelchairs.

The substandard distance of the guardrail to the carriageway has resulted in vehicle strikes which in turn creates a maintenance liability.

The addition of a third pedestrian crossing on the north arm of the junction constitutes as ‘easy win’, in that it provides a desirable pedestrian facility without any significant detriment to the functioning of the junction.

There is no significant change to vehicular delays, queues, Practical Reserve Capacity or congestion.

Introduction of an additional pedestrian crossing on the north arm of the junction is a significant improvement for pedestrians as it serves a desire line accessing the inbound bus stop and Cross Keys public house.

Changes to traffic signals and junction layouts at George Hudson Street and East Parade in Heworth are also being considered

The same meeting will also consider a report following the presentation of a petition asking for carriageway repair works on The Horseshoe

 

 

Reminder: Thanet Road and St. Helen’s Roads closed later this week

  • road works
  • Thanet Road, York will be closed between its junctions with Chaloner’s Road and Eason View, York (ii) Railway View, York between its junction with Thanet Road and a point 10 metres north east of the said junction from 0900hrs on Wednesday 18th November until 2400hrs on Thursday 19th November 2015 for carriageway resurfacing works.  Additionally, the ‘ONE WAY’ direction of traffic flow in Eason View is suspended during the period of physical closure to allow two-way traffic flow in the said road when the closure is put into effect.
  • St Helen’s Road, York will be closed between the respective western property boundaries of No.’s 5 and 12 St Helen’s Road from 0001hrs on Friday 20th November until 2400hrs on 26th November 2015 for carriageway resurfacing works. It is envisaged that the restrictions will only be put into effect between 0900hrs and 1600hrs on Friday 20th November 2015. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be available:from the eastern closure point via St Helen’s Road, Tadcaster Road, Moor Lane, Chaloner’s Road, Thanet Road and St Helen’s Road.
    from the western closure point via St Helen’s Road, Eason View, Chaloner’s Road, Moor Lane, Tadcaster Road and St Helen’s Road.
  • Details of other road closures can be found by clicking here

Road closures – Thanet Road and St Helen’s Road

  • road works
  • Thanet Road, York will be closed between its junctions with Chaloner’s Road and Eason View, York (ii) Railway View, York between its junction with Thanet Road and a point 10metres north east of the said junction from 0900hrs on 18th November until 2400hrs on 19th November 2015 for carriageway resurfacing works.  Additionally, the ‘ONE WAY’ direction of traffic flow in Eason View is suspended during the period of physical closure to allow two-way traffic flow in the said road when the closure is put into effect. During the works period vehicle movements between Easson View and St Helen’s Road will be controlled by two-way traffic signals. It is envisaged that the closure will be put in place in two phases, with on day for each phase during the works period. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be signed during the works period.
  • St Helen’s Road, York will be closed between the respective western property boundaries of No.’s 5 and 12 St Helen’s Road from 0001hrs on 20th November until 2400hrs on 26th November 2015 for carriageway resurfacing works. It is envisaged that the restrictions will only be put into effect between 0900hrs and 1600hrs on Friday 20th November 2015. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be available:from the eastern closure point via St Helen’s Road, Tadcaster Road, Moor Lane, Chaloner’s Road, Thanet Road and St Helen’s Road.
    from the western closure point via St Helen’s Road, Eason View, Chaloner’s Road, Moor Lane, Tadcaster Road and St Helen’s Road.
  • Details of other road closures can be found by clicking here

St Helen’s Road closed on Friday 20th November for road work – buses rerouted

Location: Bus 4 St Helen’s Road
Cause: Roadworks
Responsibility:  
Dates: 20 Nov 2015

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St. Helen’s Road Closure Friday 20th November closed 0900-1600

during CYC highways works on the above date.

Service 4 will divert via Chaloner’s Rd, Moor Lane, and Tadcaster Road in both directions.

Stops not served;

all stops on Eason view, St Helens Road

Additional stops served;

all stops on diversion route.