Church Street/Union Street improvements continuing at pace
Improvements to the public realm and road network at the Church Street/Union Street junction in Trowbridge are progressing well with the first two phases of the project now complete and works starting on the third phase from Monday 28 November.
The completed phases have seen the removal of the traffic signal equipment and associated road islands, kerb renewal on the north-western footpath in Church Street and Union Street, footpath resurfacing with new paving plus the installation of a new pedestrian refuge island. Work has also started on improving street lighting in the area, ensuring all lighting columns are heritage style, in keeping with the conservation area status.
The third phase will see widening and paving of the footpath on the eastern side of Union Street between the Wiltshire Islamic Cultural Centre and the junction with Church Street.
Works to widen and pave the footpath outside St James Church on Church Street will begin in the New Year. This will include providing a dedicated waiting area for funeral and wedding cars. During this phase, parking on Church Street will be temporarily suspended.
While these works are ongoing, all local businesses and amenities are open as usual.
Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste, Street Scene and Flooding, said: "We are really pleased these works are progressing well with two phases already completed and the third phase starting on Monday. We hope local people can begin to get a feel for how this junction will look and operate once it is finished.
"This is the first of the schemes to improve walking and cycling access in and around the town centre to start being delivered from the £16 million investment in the area via the government's Future High Streets Fund.
"One of our key priorities is to create vibrant and well-connected communities and these schemes are helping to do just that."
Works are on programme for completion at the end of February 2023, with resurfacing of the carriageway scheduled to take place in March 2023.
To find out more about the scheme visit: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/fhsf-trowbridge