The second phase of the work, connecting Bettysmead Playing Fields to Pinhoe Road, includes improvements to the existing route on Bettysmead Playing Fields, Eastern Fields, Exhibition Way and Pinhoe Road.
Path widening improvement work to Phase 2a (Bettysmead Playing fields and Exhibition Fields) has been completed. Before and after photos of the work will be available soon.
Proposals for Pinhoe Road/Exhibition Way were approved at Cabinet on 10 April 2019. The work will improve the existing E4 cycle route along Pinhoe Road and Exhibition Way by widening the shared-use path and providing a segregated cycle track where possible.
In addition, a new toucan crossing will be installed on the east side of the Pinhoe Road/Exhibition Way junction. To enable these improvements to the cycleway, some carriageway realignment will be necessary, and the Pinhoe Road junction will be resurfaced.
New crossing facilities will also be provided at side road to give priority to cyclists and pedestrians over motorists.
Details of the scheme, including a link to the public consultation, the public consultation summary and news can be found here.
Construction work for Phase 2b is scheduled to start in September/October 2019.
To complete the work safely, and to protect the workforce and public, it will be necessary to temporarily close some roads during the construction period.