Work has begun to ease traffic congestion and increase safety at the Vogue Gyratory. New bus and cycle lanes and improved pedestrian crossings will all be included in the new development.
Work began on Monday 9 July and is scheduled to take four months to complete. The plans include the following:
- Constructing a southbound bus lane between Bear Road and Melbourne Street, requiring the road to be widened
- Providing additional cycle lanes, north and southbound
- Providing ‘advance stop lines’ for cyclists
- Altering the existing pedestrian crossing facilities
- Final road resurfacing works south of the Vogue Gyratory
Chairman of Brighton & Hove City Council’s environment committee, Cllr Geoffrey Theobald, said, “I ask that road users and pedestrians bear with us while this important work is carried out. We will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum.
“When the work is complete we’ll have a quicker and more reliable route for buses, while the new cycle lanes will mean a safer ride for cyclists negotiating the Vogue Gyratory. Giving buses and bikes separate lanes should mean a faster journey down Lewes Road for cars as well.”
The council has timed the work to correspond with engineering works already being carried out at the Vogue Gyratory by Southern Gas Network, who are replacing gas mains, scheduled to be finished at the end of December.
The projects have been co-ordinated to minimise congestion and disruption, whilst avoiding the need for excavations in the recently re-laid highway.
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