Contracters BAM working on the Kings Cross railway lands are to close Copenhagen Street at York Way for about two weeks from 8 September (date corrected). They are building a junction with the new road running across the railway lands site and need to install traffic lights, islands etc. The new lights won't be in operation until the university opens next Autumn. There will be a diversion signed from Caledonian Road to Brewery Road.
I rang the contracters to ensure that they will maintain the zebra crossing at this spot where it is tricky to cross the road. They listened but couldn't commit. I think it's important to do so – quick downhill southbound traffic turning left is blind to people crossing Copenhagen Street. Camden is co-ordinating liasion with both local authorities, they talk to Barry Lucas in Islington. It will be confusing for traffic and pedestrians to have two types of crossing at the same spot for a year – we seem to be cursed with temporary crossings in Kings Cross.