Final stage of Bromley North Village improvements get underway
PUBLISHED: 16:03 06 November 2014 | UPDATED: 16:03 06 November 2014
Works are entering their last month
The revitalisation of Bromley North Village is now almost complete as work on the public realm enters its final month.
The £5.5 million scheme to improve the historic area has already enhanced East Street and Market Square, with only final sections on the High Street and West Street to complete. Buses have now returned to the High Street and Market Square, with all services returning to their original routes at the end of November when the scheme is complete.
Peter Morgan, executive councillor for renewal and recreation said: “These major improvements underline our long term commitment to our town centre and ensuring its competitiveness for the future.
“The scheme will be completed in time for the festive period and we are delighted to see new businesses opening and new shoppers enjoying the area. Bromley North Village will be the perfect place to treat yourself this Christmas, be it with a celebration meal, buying presents for your loved ones or pampering yourself.
“Come along and see what there is to offer.”
While work on the East Street junction with West Street is completed, to ensure access and a through route via East Street, the direction of traffic on South Street is reversed between East Street and Court Street. Access to Sainsbury’s and West Street is being maintained with College Road operating as a two way road from Tweedy Road to Walters Yard.
Vehicles are unable to turn right from Tweedy Road for safety reasons. Diversion signs have been erected on all routes approaching the area. Buses are using the High Street, with some routes being diverted via Tweedy Road. This last section of work will be completed by the end of November in time for the important Christmas trading period.
East Street and Market Square are now complete with brand new granite paving, lamp columns, trees and outdoor seating.