Road link due to open Monday

Peter Dale, strategic director for development ,Doncaster Council
Peter Dale, strategic director for development ,Doncaster Council
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A NEW town centre road junction is to open next week as part of the major changes brought about by Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter project.

It will be the first time College Road will be joined up to Chequer Road, opposite the museum and for two weeks the junction will provide people working and visiting premises along College Road with access to their destination.

But there will be no through route for another fortnight, until Monday, July 11, when improvements to the College Road junction outside the Council House will complete the new way round the Waterdale area and the road will be fully open for all traffic.

Work will then switch to a section of road in Waterdale which will be closed to coincide with the opening of College Road.

On completion, Waterdale will become a shared space for public transport, private hire vehicles and pedestrians as part of the road layout changes.

The essential work is part of the masterplan that aims to ensure the new quarter and its various developments are well connected to the rest of the town centre.

Making the CCQ inviting and accessible will encourage more people into the public square, the new performance venue and other attractions included in the plans.

Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment, said: “Various important road changes will take place in Waterdale in the next couple of months, all designed to make the Civic and Cultural Quarter an inviting and attractive place to visit.

“These alterations are an important element of the regeneration plans.”

The road infrastructure changes and new public areas will be complete in March next year. Signs on the approaches will direct drivers along diversions.