Work on Portsmouth crossings is due to cause delays

The wooden chalets overlooking the lake at Butlins , Minehead

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WORK starts this week at two city junctions to make them safer for pedestrians.

The construction of new pedestrian crossings at the Kingston Road and New Road junction, in Buckland, and the Eastern Road and Tangier Road junction, in Copnor, will begin on Wednesday.

The work at Kingston Road will last six weeks and two-way traffic flow will be maintained at all times. Work will take place on weekdays, from 8am to 5pm.

Businesses will be open, and pedestrians will be able to use the road as usual.

The scheme aims to modernise the existing pedestrian crossing on Kingston Road, north of New Road.

A new push-button pedestrian crossing will also be put in place across New Road, which will work with the traffic lights already in place.

A dedicated southbound lane on Kingston Road will be created for traffic turning left into New Road.

A new push-button pedestrian and cycle crossing on Eastern Road will be set up. The work will take place on weekdays over five weeks.

Cllr Jason Fazackarley, who looks after council roads, said: ‘We’re sorry for any inconvenience the work may cause, but the result will be much safer junctions for people crossing at these points.’