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Gateway 'Hub' work begins in Infrastructure Improvements project

(28 February 2020)

As part of our £8m Infrastructure Improvements project to enhance movement around the University, work to create a new gateway ‘Hub’ at the junction of Hollingside Lane and South Road, with landscaping and a new signalised pedestrian crossing on South Road, is now underway.

This phase of the project is a focal point of the improvements, where a number of pedestrian and cycle routes combine.

The design directs users to the next section of the route alongside Grey College and the ‘Hub’ was chosen following an exercise during which various options were proposed and discussed with both the University and Durham County Council.

During the works period, a three-way traffic light system will be in place at the Hollingside Lane junction between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays. A traffic management marshal will be on hand to assist with vehicle movement.

The work is due to be completed by Tuesday 24 March.

The South Road footpath will remain closed between the Park and Ride junction and the existing pedestrian crossing near to the Elvet Hill Road junction. Please use the footpath through the woodland alongside Collingwood College as your diversion.

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