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August/September construction work
From Wednesday August 15 until Wednesday September 15 works will commence on upgrading junctions at Wheatfield Way and Fairfield North.
The works will include installation of a wider pedestrian and cycle crossing and installation of a two-way segregated cycle lane.
These works have been timed to co-incide with the quieter summer holiday period to reduce the impact on traffic. We apologise for any inconvenience these town centre works may cause.
Motorists and pedestrians are asked to follow the signed diversions.
As part of these works TfL will be installing temporary lights at the Fairfield North/ Wheatfield Way junction and traffic is expected to flow slower than usual. The town remains open for business, but drivers may experience some delays during this time. Motorists are advised to allow extra time to travel through the town centre during these works.
Traffic on Fairfield North will also be reduced by one lane.
Work will also continue between Lady Booth Road and Weston Park to remove planters and widen the footway. During these works there will be a north-bound lane closure in place on Wheatfield Way, reducing the carriageway to two lanes through August and September.
Bus diversions on Clarence Street and Eden Street are expected to be lifted on Wednesday, August 15 for the evening peak, along with the road closure at Clarence Street and Wheatfield Way.
Construction work on Wheatfield Way started in October 2017.
The first phase of work included the construction of a new two-way segregated cycle lane on the eastern footway of Clarence St (between Wilkos and the Rotunda).
A new segregated cycle lane is almost complete between College Roundabout and Brook Street. New centre islands, paving and signal crossing improvements at Brook Street are also nearly complete.
You can find out more about borough-wide roadworks here.
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Photos showing the Wheatfield Way scheme before, during and after