Changes to a busy junction in Hornsea are to be trialled this summer in a bid to help ease traffic congestion.
Starting on Sunday 1 July, traffic travelling along Southgate will be prohibited from turning right at the traffic lights into Newbegin seven days a week between 8am and 6pm until the end of September.
A ban on turning right is currently in force at the junction but it only applies between 9am to 5pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays between Easter and the end of September.
Working in partnership with Hornsea Town Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council will introduce the trial traffic regulation to help reduce congestion through the centre of the town during the busy summer and school holidays.
Motorists travelling from the Southgate direction will still be able to access Newbegin by turning at the roundabout 100metres further along on Market Place, and then turning left into Newbegin.
Later in the summer, Hornsea Town Council will send out a questionnaire asking the town’s residents their opinions on the change to the junction.
The feedback from the questionnaires will be used alongside monitoring of the traffic to determine whether the ‘right turn ban’ should stay in place.
Councillor John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We want to help ease the traffic congestion in Hornsea’s town centre, so we are trialling the ‘right turn ban’ over the summer months and we hope residents will let us know what they think about the new system.”
East Riding of Yorkshire Council