Public to be asked about Cheltenham one-way changes in May
RADICAL plans to change the one-way system around Cheltenham will now be put to the public in May.
Developers behind the project at Boots Corner had hoped to get feedback next month.
But they had to delay the consultation while they sorted out how they wanted to guide is on foot and cyclists around the new pedestrianised area. There are also issues surround the exact layout of the new road junctions.
It is now planned to take place in May.
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Jeremy Williamson, managing director of Cheltenham Development Task Force, the group leading the plans, said consultation would take place once the complexities of the work had been done.
He said: "The work is on-going and there is a lot for them to do. It is not only about motorists, it is also about encouraging alternative modes of transport. The road changes to the highway are still being modelled.
"Now that the county council has put in place a complete team for the whole of the local sustainable transport fund work, they are working up the timetable and it looks like consultation could start in May.
"I was hoping it would have been February but it will now be May but that is because of the complexities of the work being done."
The consultation will give town residents a chance to raise any concerns they have about the changes.
Under the plans, two-way traffic will be brought back in front of the Town Hall as part of a bid to make it easier for motorists to get to the town's car parks.
Two-way traffic will also be allowed at the eastern end of Albion Street so motorists can access the Grosvenor-High Street and Beechwood car parks from the east and west.
Oriel Road will be opened up to two-way traffic again, creating a route from the Promenade to Bath Road.
Currently motorists coming from the Promenade have to drive through 13 sets of traffic lights in a loop around the town to get to the Regent Arcade car park.