Ten weeks’ work looming around St Denys Road/Priory Road junction

priory road closed for 10 weeks sign 7 10 23Vehicular access to Priory Road north and south to and from St Denys Road is expected to be closed for ten weeks from October 16, and temporary lights put in place at the St Denys Road junction, while the next phase of work on the ‘St Denys Transport Corridor’ takes place.


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The government-funded work will include new crossing points on all arms of the Priory Road/St Denys Road junction, an upgraded “future-proofed” traffic-light system, and the start of work on mandatory segregated cycle lanes on St Denys Road.

In a somewhat contradictory statement, the council explains in a resident letter and on its transport website: “During the works, temporary two-way lights will maintain traffic flow on St Denys Road near the works area on Priory Road junction, so please plan your journeys ahead of time to avoid delays.”

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St Denizens will no doubt be hoping it will be smooth sailing along designated diversion routes for the duration: along Adelaide Road, where there is a level crossing and where work has been taking place, and along Kent Road, where residents have been enduring significant ongoing repair and surfacing work.


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The council also says on its transport website it's "discussed alternative options" with local St Denys Road businesses in connection with the proposed loss of parking spaces, and implies that some of these will now be retained, with the start of the cycle lane moved as a result.

Phase 2 of the project – which will include overnight closure for resurfacing of St Denys Road, new road markings and completion of work on the cycle lanes – is expected to take place early in 2024.

More detail is on the council’s transport site.

Ten weeks of improvement works for St Denys Road

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