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New road layout for £7.5m Gloucester bus station go on show

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Written by: Ellis Lane | Posted 21 July 2016 8:05

New road layout for £7.5m Gloucester bus station go on show

New city centre junctions and changes to car park entrances are planned ahead of the development of Gloucester’s multimillion bus station.

People have been urged to have their say on the new road layout, which the city council says ‘forms a vital part of the bus station hub’.

They can turn up at a consultation event to see the proposed changes to the roads that surround the bus station at Unit 11 Grosvenor House from 11am to 7pm tomorrow.

Councillor Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The new bus station will play an integral part in the future of Gloucester.

“It will be bright, modern and welcoming to those who travel through it. These proposed changes to the road surrounding will help make the station easily accessible.”

Plans for the £7.5million bus station building will also be on display at Grosvenor House and staff will be on hand to answer questions on the designs.

Mr Smith added: “It’s important that we give the public an opportunity to view these proposals and see what the future of the bus station looks like.

“We want to be sure that local people know about the changes being proposed and help share the new vision for this part of Gloucester city centre.”

While Gloucester City Council is behind the regeneration of the new bus station, the county council is responsible for the roads surrounding it.

Jack Williams, who lives in Wotton, said: “I am delighted that Gloucester is getting a new bus station and these changes to the roads should make travelling around the city easier.”

Tomorrow’s event is an opportunity for people to see some of the proposed changes to the road layout as well as images of the bus station itself.

Mr Williams, who works at the Land Registry in Gloucester, added: “We are concerned in the office that the changes will make Station Road busier and make access to our car park more difficult.

“But it should work in the long term once the new bus station is in place.”Some of the changes to the road layout will include relocating pedestrian crossings and alterations to bus lanes. Further proposals include:

A new junction between Station Road and Bruton Way

Changes to the access for the NCP car park

Alterations to Bruton Way

Minor alterations to parking, taxi provision and drop off locations

If people are unable to attend the consultation event they can view the proposals by visiting Gloucester Library in Brunswick Road, Shire Hall in Westgate Street or Gloucester City Council’s Herbert Warehouse headquarters at the Docks.

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