Wellington Street improvement scheme

A major construction project to transform Wellington Street started on 7 January 2019.

We expect the project to take around four months. When it’s finished, cyclists, pedestrians and motorists will have a much safer and more pleasurable experience as they move between the railway station and town centre.

Construction started on 7 January 2019 and is scheduled to finish on 1 May 2019.

Here are some of the improvements we’re making:

New, separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians

A new, raised road with contrasting surfacing and sharper road markings

A safer junction where Wellington Street meets Milford Street and Manchester Road, with ramps to slow down vehicles and bikes, and tactile paving around the kerb line

New zebra crossing over Wellington Street and new toucan crossing over Milford Street

A smarter, more pleasurable feel, with less clutter of street furniture