City gateway plans revealed

Station Square Plans
Station Square Plans

Detailed plans have been unveiled for improvement works to Station Square in Central Milton Keynes.

Work is set to start in mid August to the area in front of Central Milton Keynes train station.

After hearing the views of the local community and interested parties, the proposed scheme will provide safer access for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the station whilst reducing queues from taxis, cars and buses converging in one area.

Benefits will include enhanced pedestrian access, new, improved and additional cycle shelters, dedicated bus stop area with new bus shelters, complete resurfacing of carriageways, new dedicated pick up and drop off area and separate facilities for hackney carriage taxis.

Councillor John Bint, Cabinet member for Transport, said: “I am delighted that these much needed improvement works to Station Square are soon to start. Station Square is for many a first impression for visitors, therefore it is crucial to incorporate a fit for purpose gateway providing easy access to the city and beyond.

“We will endeavour to minimise any disruption during the construction period, however it is inevitable that some disruption will occur. We hope that by working with and keeping Station Square businesses and users informed, these disruptions can be kept to a minimum.”

This cost of this work is £2.7 million and it is hoped to do additional work on landscaping when further funding is available. Funds have been awarded to Milton Keynes Council by central government through the Growth Area Fund and developer funding contributions.

For more information visit the council website www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/station-square.