Is one way in enough to service this site?

York Press: The teardrop site, which will have only one way in and out The teardrop site, which will have only one way in and out

THE Press of December 4 reports an agreement to develop the “teardrop” site with £500,000 to be spent on the immediate costs of transport and consultancy fees, and details of the £9.5 million spending to emerge next year.

Much has been said of the resulting benefits: 8,000 full-time jobs and 6,700 construction jobs building the 1,088 homes, offices, shops and a hotel.

Presumably the bridge to the site will be built first, during and after which there will be large numbers of vehicles involved in the construction and administration of the project.

Some sort of organised special effort will need to be made on the already very busy approach roads and parking for the many vehicles during and after the initial construction of the bridge and the rest of the building.

Having dealt with the way into this treasured site, the question arises: is there only one entrance to and from the Teardrop?

Surely there will have to be a through route for the site, using another exit/entrance on another side or building another bridge?

Otherwise there is likely to be extra confusion and congestion on the already very busy road approaching the carriageworks area.

J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.

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10:00pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Igiveinthen says...

Well they have only talked about one bridge and to reduce congestion once the site has been completed Merrett's Marauders will vote to close the bridge during certain hours of the day and only allow pedestrians, emergency vehicles, buses, taxis and of course pedal cyclists to cross it, advocating they are trying to reduce noise and emissions for the residents!
Well they have only talked about one bridge and to reduce congestion once the site has been completed Merrett's Marauders will vote to close the bridge during certain hours of the day and only allow pedestrians, emergency vehicles, buses, taxis and of course pedal cyclists to cross it, advocating they are trying to reduce noise and emissions for the residents! Igiveinthen

11:10pm Mon 9 Dec 13

roadwars says...

Surely the other way into the site already exists, from Leeman Rd, the new bridge would just presumably give a route in without height restrictions? or am I missing something...?
Surely the other way into the site already exists, from Leeman Rd, the new bridge would just presumably give a route in without height restrictions? or am I missing something...? roadwars

2:49am Tue 10 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

roadwars wrote:
Surely the other way into the site already exists, from Leeman Rd, the new bridge would just presumably give a route in without height restrictions? or am I missing something...?
I think that's correct. The Leeman Road entrance being what is currently a Network Rail access point on the corner where Leeman Road goes downhill, just before the right turn to go under the low bridge where the Transpennine Depot is on the right.... due to it having low bridges in both directions from there, construction traffic (think about mobile cranes for example) wouldn't be able to get in and so the new bridge would get around that problem.... then hopefully later it'll be used for Park and Ride buses from Poppleton to avoid Holgate Road congestion and get to the rail station.
[quote][p][bold]roadwars[/bold] wrote: Surely the other way into the site already exists, from Leeman Rd, the new bridge would just presumably give a route in without height restrictions? or am I missing something...?[/p][/quote]I think that's correct. The Leeman Road entrance being what is currently a Network Rail access point on the corner where Leeman Road goes downhill, just before the right turn to go under the low bridge where the Transpennine Depot is on the right.... due to it having low bridges in both directions from there, construction traffic (think about mobile cranes for example) wouldn't be able to get in and so the new bridge would get around that problem.... then hopefully later it'll be used for Park and Ride buses from Poppleton to avoid Holgate Road congestion and get to the rail station. Magicman!

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