31 January 2017
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) will be starting a project of road safety improvements and resurfacing at and around Green Street roundabout next week.
Starting on Monday 6 February and continuing through until Friday 24 February, DfI will be installing a zebra crossing just off the roundabout in Green Street. Work will take place between 9.15am and 3pm weekdays. Roads will stay open during this time but there will be traffic restrictions. However, road closures will be necessary for two Sundays, February 12 and 19, from 8am to 8pm.
As a result of the new zebra crossing, and to improve safety for motorists, some adjustments are being made to the roundabout to bring it up to modern design standards. This will be carried out using temporary kerbs when the zebra crossing is introduced and then made permanent during the resurfacing. The temporary realignment will take place on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 February, 9.15am to 3pm, with traffic restrictions in place.
Green Street roundabout has not been resurfaced since it was constructed in 1993 and has carried a high volume of traffic over the last 24 years. It is therefore a high priority for resurfacing. Work has been programmed to avoid peak traffic flows, with road closures only during weekday evenings and on Sundays during the Easter school holiday period. Work will start on Monday 13 March and run through to Thursday 13 April. Monday to Friday there will be traffic restrictions in place from 9.15am until 3pm with road closures to either east or westbound traffic in the evenings from 7pm until 11pm and on two Sundays, April 2 and 9, from 8am to 8pm. If necessary, Sundays 19 and 26 March may also be used as working days.
Pedestrian access will be maintained and cyclists will be allowed access through if they dismount.