The north section of Churchill Way will be closed on Monday, January 11th, for up to three weeks so that ground investigation assessments can be carried out underneath the road, as part of the proposed plan to re-open the dock feeder canal.
The road will be closed in both directions from 8am from the junction with North Edward Street up to the hammerhead that meets Queen Street.
While Churchill Way is closed, bus and taxi operators will have to divert down North Edward Street and all businesses, deliveries and emergency vehicles will have to access Queen Street via the bollards, off Newport Road and exit Queen Street via Castle Street.
Access will be maintained to all off-street car parks on North Edward Street.
The proposed re-opening of the dock feeder canal is part of an exciting new scheme which was announced before Christmas, which could seeBoulevard de Nantes; Stuttgarter Strasse; Dumfries Place and Station Terrace remodelled to replace an ‘outdated’ road network. It will also improve walking and cycling routes between the civic centre at City Hall, Castle Street and the city centre.
As part of this proposal, a new public square and event space could also be built off Boulevard de Nantes and Kingsway.