The programme includes changes to Eastcastle Street to provide more options and direct routes for drivers within the network. Traffic will be able to turn left off Wells Street eastbound onto Eastcastle Street, therefore, allowing two-way traffic between Wells Street and Berners Street.
The traffic flow passing along Eastcastle Street is relatively low for a signalised junction. The proposed removal of the traffic signals allows for a more human focussed design with traffic calming strategies being implemented for the junction of Wells and Eastcastle Streets. The streetscape will allow for greater space for pedestrian circulation. Furthermore, the roadway at the junction will be raised to be flush with the street's footways and a zebra crossing installed on the north side of Wells Street.
The zebra crossing on Berners Street will be moved from the north to the south of the Berners Street and Eastcastle Street junction. This will allow for safer pedestrian crossings as eastbound vehicles from Eastcastle Street take a left turn onto Berners Street.