We are very pleased that Doncaster MBC have secured the funds to move ahead with the `Doncaster Civic and Cultural Quarter` scheme on land oposite the practice. This will undoubtedly enhance the local environment.

There will however be some disruption to the road system around the practice starting as early as 7th February 2011. We will endeavour to update this blog to keep all of our patients informed on a regular basis. The latest information that is available is from DMBC's ENews service and we have displayed it below:

 

 
 

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25/01/11 - Highway and public realm improvements to start in Waterdale
Work to change the road layouts in and around Waterdale and build Doncaster's new civic square is about to start.

North Midland Construction plc (NMC), under the supervision of the council's development partner Muse Developments, will carry out the work as part of Doncaster's Civic and Cultural Quarter scheme.

The first part of the works is to open College Road up to Chequer Road to become the new route around the area and make general improvements to Chequer Road. Two new access roads will also be created to serve the Civic and Cultural Quarter developments.

Once the new junction is open for traffic in July 2011, attentions will turn to transforming a section of Waterdale Road opposite Doncaster Central Library into a shared space for public transport and pedestrians. Other vehicles will be redirected along College Road and Chequer Road.

At this stage a new 4,500sqm public square featuring quality landscaping and water feature will be built on Waterdale Central Car Park. The square is the focal point of the project framed by a number of developments including the new performance venue and new civic offices. It should become a popular meeting point and flexible enough to host events and celebrations.

Councillor Jonathan Wood, Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, said: "The civic square and associated changes to the road layouts are an essential piece of the regeneration jigsaw. As the focal point of the Civic and Cultural Quarter, the square and other planned developments should attract more visitors into Waterdale and in turn create new business opportunities. The scheme should be a real boost for the town and our economy."

Alex Spencer at NMC said "This is a great project for North Midland Construction. We have undertaken highway construction and improvement works for many years and have recently completed a number of high-impact public realm schemes in towns and cities close to Doncaster. This project gives us the opportunity to combine our core areas of expertise and deliver a scheme which will have a major impact on shaping the future of Doncaster."

Muse Developments project director, Michael Broadhead, said: "We're delighted to have North Midland on board on this very exciting regeneration project. The new Civic and Cultural Quarter will transform Doncaster and encourage further development in the town."

To allow works to take place safely temporary restrictions to access, parking and loading will be required. These include:

Closing a section of road that forms a lay-by area on Waterdale Road close to the Trafford Way junction (from Sunday 6th February for up to eight weeks)

Removing pay and display parking along College Road (from Sunday 6th February for up to 20 weeks)

Removing two hour limited stay parking on Chequer Road to a point close to Beechfield Road (from Sunday 6th February for up to 18 weeks)

Removing pay and display parking at the top of Chequer Road (from Sunday 10th April for up to three weeks).

Signs will advise motorists of the temporary restrictions. Throughout the works, vehicle and pedestrian routes will be maintained at all times.


For further information on the project visit: www.doncaster.gov.uk/ccq

The project is in part supported financially by the European Union, as part of the European Regional Development Fund's support for the region's economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.
 
26 January 2011


 

Posted on January 31, 2011

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