New visuals have been released showing the extent of the improvements that will take place in Holderness Road this summer.
A filter lane will be introduced for motorists turning right into the Kingston Shopping Centre and McDonalds to minimise disruption to traffic flow along the main route.
And a new pedestrian crossing facility will be incorporated at the junction with Southcoates Lane to ensure pedestrians can cross this busy route as safely as possible.
The work forms part of the ongoing improvements to Holderness Road and the refresh of the cycle lanes.
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “We took the decision to further improve traffic flow along this busy route whilst undertaking the refresh of the cycle lanes.
We understand that motorists waiting to turn right from Holderness Road into the Kingston Shopping Centre regularly obstruct traffic heading out of the city during the evening rush hour. This queuing traffic regularly extends up to and beyond the Mount Pleasant junction, creating unnecessary gridlock.
“This is why we are currently looking at diverting the cycle lanes onto the footpaths within the vicinity of this area, so that a right turn lane can be incorporated onto Holderness Road. This will allow motorists who are turning right to queue without obstructing vehicles heading east, reducing the likelihood of traffic building up at the Mount Pleasant junction.”
For cyclists heading east out of the city, a route will be installed on the pavement so that a lane for right-turning traffic into Southcoates Lane only, can be maintained. In addition to this, a new pedestrian crossing facility will also be installed.
Councillor Hale continued: “There is currently no safe crossing route for pedestrians at this key junction, so we hope that this targeted intervention will help to support some of our most vulnerable road users and improve overall road safety.”
Work on these schemes will begin in summer 2021.