A project to transform Radstock town centre with £1million investment to bring new jobs, new homes, new shops and new roads is now complete.
£1million was granted by central Government to help people move around the town better, relieve congestion and pave the way for new homes and jobs on former railway land. Works include a new road layout, resurfacing of The Street and Fortescue Road and new paving. In addition, Linden Homes' work in Radstock will provide 70 new homes, up to 282 sqm of new shops, up to 84 sqm for community uses and a public car park.
Works to the roundabout on Wells Hill will be completed during the week prior to opening, including raised traffic islands to separate the traffic and an anti-skid road surface. All new signage will be installed as well as new benches, bins and flower display stands.
The temporary bus stops will close and the new bus stops outside Victoria Hall will be operational from Saturday June 20.
Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractors will return to install a speed ramp on Frome Road from Tuesday June 30 to Friday July 3, after the Glastonbury Festival traffic has reduced. Frome Road will be closed to through-traffic during this period but as the new link road will be open, delays should be minimal.
Following this, a highway safety audit will be undertaken. Once the scheme is completed, there will be a ‘snagging’ process, where any construction issues are addressed.
Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Leader Councillor Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip), said: “This is good news for Radstock. The Council’s new administration sympathises with those who have been inconvenienced during the work and thanks them for their patience. In the longer-term the new road layout will support improvements for the town including new housing and jobs.”
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The council is maintaining its arrangement to provide some additional daytime parking with the kind support of the Working Men’s Club. Existing car parks behind the Library and at Waterloo Road will continue to be available.
Please continue to support the shops in Fortescue Road and The Street and shop locally in Radstock.