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Major Updates

From 22nd July 2019, work will start on Old Market Roundabout to provider a much-improved route for people walking and cycling.

This final package of works follows from extensive work in the vicinity in the past 5 years to improve pedestrian and cycle routes, and improve the look and feel of the area.  This work is grant funded by the government’s Cycle Safety Fund, and will be:

  • Creating a new segregated pedestrian and cycle route through the centre of the roundabout
  • Widening pedestrian and cycle crossing points, and improving accessibility
  • Increasing the amount of greenery and planting within the vicinity of the roundabout
  • LED lighting to illuminate the route
  • Renewing the majority of the off-carriageway surfaces
  • Refreshing lining for all vehicle running lanes on the roundabout

During construction

Much of the construction for this project will take place off-road, however, there will be some lane restrictions necessary to maintain safety for the workforce.  To help keep traffic flowing, these lane restrictions will only happen off-peak.   During the peak period, all restrictions will be removed.

Pedestrians will be asked to follow short diversion routes whilst construction takes place.  These will be signposted on site.  We thank people for their patience in advance of these works.

Construction is due to finish in March 2020.

Previous work at Old Market Roundabout

This work follows from a series of projects at Old Market roundabout over the past 5 years to improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.  Previous work has comprised:

  • Filling-in of pedestrian subways in 2015
  • Removal of disused escalator buildings and pedestrian bridge in 2017
  • Completion of adjacent Cycle route on Bond St South in 2018

Upcoming works

Photo shows the existing Old Market route.

CGI visualisation of the proposed segregated route for pedestrians and cyclists to help avoid conflict.

CGI of route entering Old Market Roundabout from Castle Park.

Completed sections

Photo of Escalator – before.

Image: Google

Photo of Escalator – after.

Image: Google.

Photo of Escalator – before.

Image: Google

Photo of Escalator – after.

Image: Google

Photo of Subway – before infill.

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Photo of Subway – after infill. All remnants of subways will be removed as part of this project.

Image: Google

Completed section of Bond St South cycleway.

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