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Lewes Road Vogue Gyratory

Issue 9 – November 2014

Welcome to the ninth edition of the Lewes Road Transport Project newsletter, keeping you up to date with improvements in Brighton & Hove funded through the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Vogue Gyratory works nearly complete

We are pleased to say that the works to improve safety at the Vogue Gyratory are on target to be completed as planned before Christmas. The final key elements of the scheme include the commissioning of the traffic signals and the resurfacing and lining of the carriageway. The process for completing these works is outlined below.

Traffic signal work between 24 November and 8 December 2014

  • There will be no traffic signals in operation for two weeks while we install new signals at the northern end of the junction. During this time, access into Bear Road from Lewes Road will be closed (traffic will still be able to come out of Bear Road)
  • Traffic leaving Hollingdean Road will be on a temporary give-way
  • There will be temporary pedestrian crossing facilities across Lewes Road (outside the bus garage).

Resurfacing work from Monday 1st December for five nights, between 8pm and 6am.

During the night works we will be completing the carriageway resurfacing and installing the line markings as well as applying red surfacing in the cycle lane. Throughout the night works northbound traffic flows will be maintained. Southbound traffic (towards the city centre) will be operating on a diversion.

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Upper Lewes Road Closure -

Vogue Gyratory Improvement Scheme

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to inform you that the Vogue Gyratory improvement work will soon be moving into phase two of the construction. From 18 August 2014, the following restrictions will be in place for approximately ten weeks while this important works take place.

Motorists and cyclists

  • Temporary closure of Upper Lewes Road at the junction with Lewes Road, with no access to or from the gyratory. Access to all properties will be maintained via alternative routes and the rest of Upper Lewes Road will remain open. Please plan your journey before you travel and seek alternative routes to reach your destination.
  • The traffic lights at the southern end of the gyratory will be switched off and temporary lights will be in operation to assist pedestrians.
  • At times, we will need to reduce the northbound carriageway on Lewes Road to a single lane through the gyratory. This will be kept to a minimum and only when necessary to ensure the safety of construction workers on site.
  • Other localised traffic management will be in place but only for short periods to facilitate the laying of cables for the new traffic lights and to make adjustments to the alignment of some of the traffic islands.
  • Please reduce your speed whilst travelling through the works area and be alert for pedestrians and cyclists.

Pedestrians

  • Temporary on-demand pedestrian crossings will operate while the old traffic signal equipment is removed at the southern end of the junction. A safe route for pedestrians will be maintained at all times.
  • For your own safety please do not enter the construction areas and instead follow the pedestrian routes that will be clearly signed.

Bus passengers

  • The Sainsbury’s bus stop will be suspended throughout this phase. To access Sainsbury’s by bus, please use either the Melbourne Street or Lewes Road Bus Garage stops.

All businesses and services within the area will be open as usual, and both pedestrian and vehicle access to Sainsbury’s and the BP Garage will be maintained throughout the work.

The Vogue Gyratory Improvement scheme is due to be completed in December 2014. For details about phase three of the construction and other details about the scheme benefits for all road users, please visit our website at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/vogue While we are making every effort to minimise the disruption caused during these works, we would recommend seeking alternative routes where possible. If you have any specific concerns about the construction phase, please contact us by emailing lewes.road@brighton-hove.gov.uk or calling 01273 290219. Alternatively, speak with one of the contractors on-site who will be happy to address any immediate concerns.

Thank you in advance for your patience while these important works takes place.

Yours sincerely,

Stacey Amey
Transport Planning
Brighton & Hove City Council

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