Better and safer crossing points at Helix

Work to improve a busy city centre junction at Helix will be starting later this month.

Work will be carried out on St James’ Boulevard at the junction with Bath Lane and Wellington Street, just outside the Helix site.

Work is planned to get under way on 21 February 2021 and is expected to last around seven months.

Better and safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists

A major part of the work will involve creating better and safer crossing points for people who are walking or cycling in the area and create better walking and cycling connections between the Helix site and other locations, including Central Station.

There will also be new dedicated right turn lanes that will make it easier for vehicles to turn right from St James’ Boulevard into Bath Lane and Wellington Street.

There will be temporary traffic signals and lane closures on St James’ Boulevard, along with a number of road layout changes during the works. At some stages of the work access both into and out of Bath Lane and Wellington Street will be restricted so that the work can be carried out safely.

It is likely that there will be some delays at times so people are advised to plan their journeys and consider travelling a different route or leaving the car at home if possible.

Image credit: Sarah Deane Photography

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