Pete wrote:Hopefully there's a final tar-seal to go on that ?? The lip on that median cross-over is disturbingly (unnecessarily) large.
Good cycle facilities should be designed to make it easer to ride, not harder
A final regulation layer of 10 or 7mm asphalt will be laid, perhaps not immediately though. This will be followed by linemarking. Sometimes this final step is delayed until all other works are complete and everything has settled. Levels are designed with a high degree of accuracy when complete new works are undertaken.
This is a shared bike/ped crossing and final levels should ensure no pedestrian trip hazards and a suitable ride for all but the fussiest cyclist.
Despite my comments on a 'cut & cover' culvert design being preferable (if expensive), this looks like a fairly good result if the lights are responsive enough. But surface signal works will always add to traffic congestion so my expectation would be that there will be some limits to the responsiveness of the lights, at least at certain times. There don't appear to have been any traffic signals in this area previously (I may be wrong) so a set of ped/cyclist controlled signals here shouldn't cause too many problems.