Some preparatory works for the Celebration Mile in Bridgwater will start on Monday, 20th February.
The contractors will set up their compound in Eastover and St John Street Shoppers’ car park in Barclay Street, taking up eleven of the sixty-eight spaces which will be fenced off. They are expected to finish their work around the end of May.
The Celebration Mile is one of the projects within the Bridgwater Town Deal. The key ambition of the ‘Celebration Mile’ is to create a pedestrian and cycle friendly route from the railway station through to the retail core and on to the Northgate mixed-use commercial quarter, ending at the Docks, taking in the history of Bridgwater. The Celebration Mile will provide the golden thread that links key areas of the town centre together along with linking several Bridgwater Town Deal projects providing better access ensuring their success in the future. Investment of Town Deal funding will support the delivery of significant public realm improvements including the creation of new places and spaces, shared areas, paving, lighting, street trees, public art and improved signage. The Celebration Mile project has been a feature of the Council’s Local Plan and Bridgwater Vision since 2009 and is split into three separate elements – Angel Crescent, Clare Street and Eastover.