In April, the City Council announced changes to a series of junctions around Broadmarsh, including at Canal Street, to improve traffic and pedestrian movements in preparation for the next stages of the Broadmarsh regeneration programme.
These changes include the widening of London Road to three lanes at the London Road roundabout; building a feeder rank for taxis at Queensbridge Road/Sheriffs Way; and increasing the size of the pedestrian island and reducing the number of westbound lanes to two in line with the rest of Canal Street.
Now that Broadmarsh Bus Station is closed and buses no longer need to enter and exit it, instead of traffic lights at the junction of Middle Hill and Canal Street, Give Way signs are now present, so traffic travelling westbound on Canal Street must now give way to traffic coming down Middle Hill. There are signs prior to the lights advising of a new layout. Drivers are strongly urged to pay attention to this new layout.
Over the next three years, the Broadmarsh area is changing for the better, which will involve works in the area and may affect day to day journeys. A new website, www.betterbroadmarsh.com, will have details of all major roadworks and the programme as a whole.