Train station to receive a £790k boost
IMPROVEMENT works to transform the area outside Stoke Station were due to start today.
City councillors have approved the £790,000 road improvements scheme to try to give railway station visitors a better impression.
It will centre on Station Road, College Road and Winton Square.
The works include:
Widening the footpath in front of the station to create an extended forecourt and reduce traffic speeds. New signs will also be installed;
Removing the College Road speed humps between Station Road and Avenue Road and then resurfacing the carriageway;
Narrowing College Road between Station Road and Cauldon Road and creating a wider crossing area to Staffordshire University's library;
Installing a mini-roundabout at the Queen Anne Street junction to slow southbound traffic;
Creating loading and short-stay parking bays to provide better parking for the shops in College Road.
City Councillor Ruth Rosenau, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "These improvements around the train station will provide benefits for everyone.
"Better signs, improved public realm and reduced traffic congestion will improve the image and feel of the space. This is an exciting and important project."
The improvement works are expected to take two months to complete.