3 January 2014

Brighton Station ‘Gateway’ improvement works start January 6

Work starts on Monday January 6 on a major project by Brighton & Hove City Council to improve the area around Brighton Station.

The Brighton Station Gateway project aims to improve traffic flow, pedestrian and vehicle access to the station and the overall look of the area.

The first phase of the works focuses on Surrey Street. It will involve new paving, a wider footway, road resurfacing work and tree planting.

Surrey Street will be closed to all traffic until March. The following alternative arrangements will be in place:

  • The contra-flow lane on Queen’s Road will be re-opened for northbound buses, taxis and cycles
  • All other traffic except HGVs will be re-directed along Upper Gloucester Road and Buckingham Road
  • HGVs will be directed along North Road and the A23 to avoid large vehicles using the West Hill area
  • The existing ban on right-turns from Terminus Road into Guildford Road will be suspended, enabling access to Guildford Street and New Dorset Street from the west

The Brighton Station Gateway scheme was agreed last year following exhaustive consultation with residents and the business community.

The council’s lead member for transport, Councillor Ian Davey, said: “With thousands of people passing through each day Brighton Station is vital to our city’s economy, yet the area outside currently provides a poor welcome to visitors.

“These changes, which were subject to widespread public consultation, will provide a simplified road layout, removal of street clutter, wider pavements and the introduction of new street trees.

“In addition to making the station easier to access these improvements will enhance the whole area for residents and visitors alike and provide a fitting welcome to the city. New businesses are already investing in this area and, as we have seen elsewhere in the city when changes have taken place, we are confident that more will follow.”

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