Millions to be spent on changing roads in Weston

PUBLISHED: 00:01 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:02 06 August 2018

South Parade is going to be altered. Picture Google

South Parade is going to be altered. Picture Google

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Millions of pounds are to be spent on upgrading Weston’s road network.

A bus interchange is planned for Alexandra Parade in Weston.A bus interchange is planned for Alexandra Parade in Weston.

Alexandra Parade, Station Road, South Parade, Regent Street and Uphill Road North are all in line for changes.

On Friday, North Somerset Council learned it would receive money from the West of England Partnership to help with the works over the next three years.

The projects will begin as early as next month in South Parade.

Approximately £1.5million will be spent on improving routes for cyclists and pedestrians as well as changing the road layout to improve visibility and public safety, among other ideas.

Regent Street will benefit from £750,000 with the aim of linking the High Street, Princess Royal Square and the Grand Pier.

The project aims to provide a more attractive route with fewer vehicles using the road, while improving the reliability of buses.

The council believes the changes will encourage tourists to visits various parts of the town, and not just the seafront.

Uphill Road North will also be widened at a cost of £600,000 to create a traffic-free section for cyclists and walkers.

The council says ‘this work will provide a safer environment for people enjoying the new Weston to Brean section of the coastal towns cycle route’.

The redevelopment of Alexandra Parade and Station Road, to create a bus interchange, will cost a further £4.45million.

Cllr Ap Rees said: “The programme focuses primarily on improving vehicular, walking and cycling links in the town and giving greater priority to public transport within the centre. It will improve journey times and create high-quality public spaces that will further improve the town’s retail and tourism activity.

“Further upgrading our walking and cycling infrastructure together with better quality surroundings will encourage and make the town a more enjoyable and healthy environment for residents and visitors alike. We also hope improving the transport infrastructure and services will encourage the use of bus travel and cycling improving local air quality, to everyone’s benefit.”

A council spokesman added: “The projects will create 26 new full-time jobs during the construction phase and more jobs once operational.”

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