Department for Transport
Hucknall town centre given £8.5 million to improve transport links
Nottinghamshire town to be revitalised.
Hucknall is set to be transformed thanks to £8.5 million funding, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced yesterday (Monday 9 February 2015).
The investment will mean a reduction in traffic congestion, faster bus services, enhanced cycling facilities and improved road junctions.
The town centre will also be made more pedestrian-friendly through the widening of narrow pavements on the high street, creating a safer space for shoppers and visitors.
Baroness Kramer said:
Good public transport is vitally important for creating jobs and it makes a town more attractive for residents and visitors. This funding will help regenerate Hucknall town centre and is a further demonstration of this government’s commitment to building stronger local economies with fast, reliable transport links.
The project is being led by Nottinghamshire County Council and work is due to start in August 2015, with expected completion in January 2017. The funding will support the full project cost of £12.9 million, the remainder will be funded by Nottinghamshire Country Council.
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