Date: 21st June 2011

Ref: JC/CCQ/new road junction

 

New road junction to open as town’s regeneration project motors along

 

The new junction at Chequer Road and College Road is to open next week as Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ) motors along.

 

For two weeks this junction will provide people working and visiting premises along College Road with access to their destination, but no through route. Improvements to the College Road junction outside the Council House will complete the new way round the Waterdale area. The new thoroughfare, along College Road, will be fully open for all traffic week commencing Monday 11 July.

 

Attentions will then switch to a section of Waterdale Road which will be closed to coincide with the opening of College Road.  Delays can be expected and motorists should consider alternative routes if possible. On completion, Waterdale will become a shared space for public transport, private hire vehicles and pedestrians as part of the road layout changes.

 

This 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.

 

Motorists, residents and businesses are being advised that a series of road closures and diversions will be in operation while these roadworks in the Waterdale area take place. Delays can be expected and motorists should consider alternative routes if possible.

 

Signage on the approaches will direct motorists along the diversions. All the car parks not affected by the CCQ development will remain open during the works.

 

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.

 

For further information go to: www.doncaster.gov.uk/ccq

 

Part funded 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, the CCQ is being delivered by Doncaster Council and its development partner, Muse Developments.

 

North Midland Construction is carrying out the works.

 

For more information contact:

Write to:          Doncaster Council,

1st Floor, Council House, College Road, Doncaster DN1 3AJ

Telephone:    01302 862351

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Posted on June 21, 2011

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