A £1.3 MILLION project to transform the road and footway network outside Chester Railway Station will be finished on time on December 21
The project is led by and received the majority of funding from Cheshire County Council.
It began on June 11 and has involved the remodelling of the station square. A roundabout has been moved from outside the station to the beginning of Brook Street near a station pay and display car park
A stretch of road between the station and the start of Brook Street has been resurfaced and in parts reconstructed.
The taxi rank has switched from the east wing of the station to the west and is linked to the City Rail Link bus. There is a drop-off point and short-stay parking in front of the station.
New bus stops and shelters are in place either side of City Road and in the square itself.
Traditional York stone has replaced existing flagstones outside the station building with the complementary use of granite kerbs and setts, especially for crossing points.
Executive member for Highways and Transportation Eveleigh Moore Dutton said: “The 28-week scheme has been completed on time and we believe that it will add significantly to the stature of the 150-year-old station building.
“The station is not just an important gateway for Chester but also the North West.
“Cheshire County Council and its contractor A E Yates and other partners have worked well together to achieve improvements to this busy transport interchange.”
Contracts director Tim Nield from A E Yates said: “We would like to thank all the stakeholders involved in the scheme for all the help and assistance given in minimising the disruption to the local businesses and the travelling public during the construction of these works.”
The highway scheme has been planned to finish before the start of other major works in the area.
More details about the Chester Renaissance project can be found on www.chesterrenaissance.co.uk