Weston town centre improvements begin

A bus interchange is planned for Alexandra Parade in Weston.

A bus interchange is planned for Alexandra Parade in Weston. - Credit: Mark Atherton

North Somerset Council’s planned improvement works for Weston town centre have begun.

To prepare for the project's construction, 11 trees in Alexandra Parade will be removed before bird-nesting season starts.

These trees will be replaced by 30 new trees in the project area.

The works will also include a more attractive entrance to the town, a more accessible and simpler hub by bringing scattered town-centre bus stops into one location in Regent Street and enhanced cycling and pedestrian links across the town centre.

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The project is being funded by a £4.45million grant from the Department for Transport and Local Growth Fund for public realm, highways and transport improvements to Station Road, Walliscote Road and Alexandra Parade.

A further £850,000 from the same sources has also been awarded for similar works in Regent Street.

Work is expected to take approximately 11 months.