Improvement works on a dangerous city centre junction are now complete.

Brighton and Hove City Council started work at the junction of Trafalgar Street and Blackman Street in Brighton four months ago.

The junction was identified as a priority area after six crashes were reported there over the last six years.

The council said they believe these have been caused by motorists being unable to see clearly at the junction before pulling out.

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To address this, the council has now closed off the end of Blackman Street, where it meets Trafalgar Street, to cars.

Motorists will still be able to travel in both directions on Blackman Street and use the other junctions with Cheapside and the Trafalgar Street Car Park as usual.

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Cyclists and pedestrians can continue using Blackman Street the same as they did before these works were undertaken.

Councillor Trevor Muten, chairman of the transport and sustainability committee, said: "These improvements will improve safety in a busy shopping area of Brighton & Hove.  

“We know the junction with Blackman Street has been an issue we needed to address and closing the road at one end will mean a safer space for all road users."