Plans to continue the transformation of Doncaster town centre will be considered by Mayor Ros Jones and her Cabinet next week (Tuesday 9 March).
If approved by Cabinet, the project business case will be considered for approval of funding by the SCR Mayoral Combined Authority on 22 March.
The planned project is an extension of the Quality Streets scheme which made major improvements to Hall Gate and Silver Street. It will see similar enhancements made to Wood Street, Cleveland Street, Duke Street and St Sepulchre Gate.
The new infrastructure will create a much better environment for pedestrians and cyclists and, importantly, help to interconnect and unlock the potential of key sites in Doncaster town centre.
There will be new dedicated cycle lanes, improvements to the public areas, highway enhancements including single carriageways and road narrowing, better bus stops with real time information points and works undertaken to enable improved digital infrastructure.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “We have ambitious plans for Doncaster town centre and the whole borough which have seen a remarkable rejuvenation in recent years, but we can and we will do more!
“This Quality Streets – Active Travel scheme will improve connections and the look and feel of our urban centre from the Civic and Cultural Quarter in Waterdale through to our superb new train station forecourt development.
“The enhancements will create space for our residents to feel safe from vehicles and enrich the overall experience for visitors and users of the town centre. It will create a friendlier built environment and will encourage more people to visit, stay longer and return with greater frequency. It will also play its part in making Doncaster a location of choice for businesses.
“It’s one of the many schemes we have already delivered and plan to roll out to continue our ongoing improvement journey across the borough of Doncaster. We are committed to making Doncaster a better place for all.”
The £9.45million scheme supports the aims and objectives of the Urban Centre Masterplan. It will be funded through the Getting Building Fund, the Transforming Cities Fund and from matched capital funding from Doncaster Council.
Subject to securing the funding, works would start in the summer with the project expected to be completed in spring 2023.
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