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King Street improvement work to commence

Work will commence to improve the junction of King Street and Bridge Street in Hereford. The scheme is due to begin with preliminary works on site on Monday 27 January and is likely to last for 6 to 7 weeks. The scheme is being completed with minimum disruption to traffic flows.

The narrowing and realignment of the King Street exit will slow  and reposition emerging vehicles to provide a better view of approaching cyclists and vehicles. Coloured surfacing and new street furniture will create more of a “shared space” feel which will help to calm vehicle behaviour.

Reducing the number of bollards and existing sign posts will improve overall view and visibility. Pedestrian crossing locations will be better defined and the overall layout will be more pedestrian friendly.

The funding of the scheme is a match funding between Herefordshire Council and the Department for Transport’s Cycle Safety Fund.

Tags: Highways and transportation