Work to improve road safety at a busy suburban junction will get underway next week.
After a number of accidents at the junction of Stainton Way and Cypress Road, in Marton, new traffic signals comprising pedestrian and cycle crossings will be installed to keep people safe.
The slip lane coming off the eastbound carriageway of Stainton Way onto Cypress Road will be removed to help to reduce vehicle speed, with new crossings put in place at all three points of the junction – two on Stainton Way either side of Cypress Road and one on Cypress Road itself.
As part of the scheme, the redundant access to the Brunton Arms pub on the southern side of the road will also be removed and replaced with a grassed area.
The works will begin on Monday, September 11 and take up to 12 weeks to complete.
A spokesman for Middlesbrough Council said: “These works are important due to a lack of safe, controlled pedestrian crossings along this part of Stainton Way, from the Dixons Bank junction up to Gypsy Lane Railway Station.
“We want to thank local residents for their patience and apologise for any delays while work to improve the junction is underway.”