Portsmouth City Council has completed work to a major junction in Portsmouth, which benefits all road users.
The junction between Anglesea Road and Park Road is one of Portsmouth's main routes in and out of the city. In June 2018 the council started the first phase in developing the current layout as it was no longer suitable for the high volume of pedestrians and vehicles it served.
To make the crossing safer, facilities to the south of the junction were improved and the narrow crossing to the north was removed.
The new layout prevents vehicles travelling north on Anglesea Road from turning left into Park Road. This reduces the number of traffic light phases required, improves traffic flow and provides more time for pedestrians to cross.
Brand new low-level traffic signals for cyclists have been installed for the first time in Portsmouth. The early-release signals, which are used throughout London, give cyclists a head start over motorised vehicles. Cyclists wishing to enter Park Road can now do so using the new cycle path.
During the second phase the council purchased a section of the United Services Ground from the Ministry of Defence on the corner of Anglesea Road and Park Road. Once landscaping work had been completed and a new security fence installed, construction began on a new footway. This addition has increased capacity of the crossing by 75sq metres and now allows pedestrians and cyclists much better access to the crossing.
Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, said: "I'm delighted that the work is now complete. The redevelopment of this area has really transformed the junction and improved the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and people driving through the area."