Pedestrian-friendly spaces created on Station Street and Sussex Street near Nottingham College will be connected by improved pavements along Trent Street when works are complete.
Works begin on Monday 15 May to improve the pavements, road surface and taxi waiting area on Trent Street, next to Nottingham Station, as part of wider public realm improvements that have transformed Station Street and streets around the Broad Marsh area.
Due to last for around 14 weeks, the Government-funded works will provide new high-quality pavements on both sides of Trent Street, linking with improvements already carried out on Station Street, Canal Street and along the canal. During the works:
- The footpaths will be closed in phases and pedestrians will use the opposite footpath
- Access to the ramps that lead down to the canal will be maintained
- Taxi ranking will be maintained, although may be reduced in length and changed to the opposite side of the road at times, but this will be clearly signed.
Road surfacing and lining works will take place following these works, likely this summer.
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, Councillor Audra Wynter, said: “It’s great to see work progressing across the city to improve the experience for visitors and residents. This approach into the city is undergoing a huge transformation, and this scheme is another example of the council securing Government funding to carry out further improvements. I want to thank the public and our Nottingham taxi drivers in advance for their patience during these works.”
In 2020, Nottingham and Derby City Councils were successful in securing unprecedented funding from the Department of Transport’s Transforming Cities fund when they were awarded £161m for a huge programme of transport improvements.
The joint bid was the only one in the country to secure the full amount requested from the DfT. Now, Nottingham is almost three years into the massive programme of works. All the schemes meet two key TCF objectives: Supporting commuting, employment, development and economic growth and reducing carbon.