Work is underway in Newmarket Street and lower Lint Riggs.
The 30-week project is funded from the Scottish Government's Town Centre Capital Fund and blends three separate projects; roads maintenance, bus stop relocation and public realm upgrade works to improve the attractiveness of this busy retail and bus hub, improve pedestrian safety, reduce anti-social behaviour and improve accessibility for all.
The following improvements will be delivered:
- Surfaces replaced with high-quality natural stone in keeping with the character and heritage of the Town Centre and in line with the existing materials palette.
- Consistent quality street furniture, ironwork and street lighting columns referencing the existing recent heritage improvements (2017-18).
- Kerbs lowered to provide an open accessible space for all.
- Design mitigation of the known anti-social behaviour issues
- The steps between Upper and Lower Newmarket Street will be closed off to remove the conflict that is created here with pedestrians crossing.
- One of the bus stops outside the supermarket has been removed to improve visibility for pedestrians at crossing points.
- Installation of new street lighting.
- Enhancements to the environment will see 6 trees planted.
- Introduction of new planter seating areas.
- Introduction of an additional bus stop on the southern side of the street adjacent to Trinity Church boundary will minimize queuing for buses.
- Introduction of a commemorative stone and bench donated by Royal British Legion Scotland.
- Improvement to the visitor experience.
While we will do all we can to minimise disturbance, we would like to apologise to all town centre users for any disturbance experienced during the works.
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The introduction of an additional bus stop on the southern side of the street adjacent to the Old Parish Church boundary will minimise queuing of buses. The steps between Upper and Lower Newmarket Street will be closed off to remove the conflict that is created here with pedestrians crossing.
Works to date have been developed though partnership working between Falkirk Council and First Bus.
In line with ongoing regeneration of Falkirk Town Centre proposals aim to achieve the following:
- High quality and fully accessible natural stone surfacing in line with the Town’s existing materials palette
- Consistent quality street furniture, iron work and street lighting columns, making reference to the existing recent Town Centre heritage improvements (2017-18)
- Design mitigation of the known anti-social behaviour issues (nuisance behaviour, rowdy crowds, begging and drug and alcohol related activities)
- Improvement to the visitor experience for residents, shoppers and visitors
- Engagement with the community to ensure proposals meet their needs and appropriately reflect the heritage setting.
- Phase 1A: April - August
- Phase 1B: August - September
- Phase 1C: September - November
- Phase 2A: June - August
- Phase 2B: May - June
- Phase 2C: April - May
- East Bus Layby - June
- West Bus Layby - November
- Carriageway Surfacing - November
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