Kingston Park Road West
Works to widen Kingston Park Road, which lies west to the A1 will begin w/c 27 May as part of a £1.5m package of improvements to ease congestion on the approach to the busy A1 roundabout.
With major housing developments planned in the area, we have identified problem junctions, including Kingston Park Road and its link onto the A1, that need investment to improve efficiency and journey time reliability, as well as provide greener travel choices and improve safety.
Kingston Park Road currently suffers from high levels of congestion at peak times which prevent cars from exiting the nearby estate at Greenside and people cutting through Windsor Way to avoid the main road.
We are widening the road to alleviate pressure on the A1 and reduce congestion, similar to the work undertaken on Fawdon Lane junction last year, which has improved traffic flow on a key commuter route.
As part of the improvements package, we will install road safety measures such as raised tables to deter speeding in residential streets and new cycling and walking facilities to improve local access.
In order to preserve the mature trees alongside Kingston Park Road, the walking and cycling facilities will be installed along Windsor Way and Fawdon Walk which will also connect to existing cycling infrastructure.
Construction starts from 27 May during off-peak hours to minimise disruption and will last until early 2020. The £1.5m package will be funded through local housing developers.