City of York Council is installing a new zebra crossing on Haxby Road next week to make it safer for children and families to access the play facilities in Clarence Gardens.

The council has listened to requests from residents, who called for a new crossing to be placed on Haxby Road, between the Stanley Street and Neville Street junctions. This will improve access to and from the playground, Clarence Gardens, nearby bus stops, Park Grove Primary School, the Groves, York Hospital and local businesses in the area.

Works will take place from 13 to 24 July, between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday only.  In order to carry out the work safely, temporary traffic lights will be installed.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience to the public. However, everything possible will be done to try to keep any disruption to a minimum at all times.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead and if possible avoid the area when the works are taking place, to avoid congestion.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport, said: This is a busy route, so we’re delighted to announce we’re installing this zebra crossing, which has come forward as a ward funded project to make a much needed improvement that local residents have identified to make walking for short local trips safer and more attractive.”

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