In March 2019, representatives from various groups were invited to attend workshops about the Army and Navy junction. Three events were held - one for businesses, one for transport groups and one for local community groups.
The purpose of these events was to provide an early opportunity for a variety of key audiences to find out more about the background and objectives for the scheme, to discuss the principles and priorities that must be considered and share their knowledge and experiences of the junction.
The feedback captured from these sessions has been used to help inform the development of initial options for a long-term solution.
Congestion and delay at the junction were the most common points raised by those in attendance at the events and many of the other issues identified were also related to this.
In addition to congestion, there was a consensus that the flyover is an eyesore, but its removal could create more problems because network users rely on it and it is an important element of the city’s transport system.
Other common themes from the workshops included pollution, safety, housing development and its influence on traffic, the structural condition of the flyover, and cyclist and pedestrian access.
Thank you to everyone who came and shared their thoughts and their knowledge.
Further workshops with key partners was scheduled for March 2020, but cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. An additional set of events is planned for later this year.