A £900,000 pedestrian and cyclist safety improvement scheme is due to commence on the A55 Upper Knockbreda Road on Monday 9 January.
The scheme, at the A55 junction with Cregagh Road, includes the realignment, widening and resurfacing of the carriageway with improved provision for cyclists and pedestrians to include the upgrade of the existing traffic signals and the addition of toucan crossings on the main legs of the junction. Once completed it will also provide a direct connection between the Connswater Greenway and the Cregagh Glen.
Associated drainage, utility and street lighting alterations will also be required to facilitate the scheme.
To carry out the work safely it will be necessary to operate lane closures for the duration of the work between the hours of 9.30 and 16.30, Monday to Friday. Access to the cycle lane along this stretch of road will also be limited at certain times, however, the Department will aim to keep this to a minimum where possible.
The Department has carefully planned the work and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise disruption, however, some delays are to be expected and road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey or if possible seek an alternative route. Local access for residents, businesses, school users and emergency services will be maintained.
The Department would ask the public for their patience while these works are completed.
Subject to favourable weather conditions all work will be completed by end of April 2023.
For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni
Notes to editors:
- Toucan crossings are similar to the Puffin style crossing with the inclusion of a green ‘bicycle’ displayed next to the ‘green man’ to advise when cyclists and pedestrians are permitted to cross.
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