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Lurke Street

 Investing in Improvements for Lurke Street Car Park

 

The coming months are set to see major improvements at Lurke Street multi-storey car park and the surrounding roads, including essential electrical works and upgrades to the car park lighting, lift replacement, and consultation on a scheme to tackle congestion during peak times.

 

The popularity of both Lurke Street car park and a neighbouring supermarket has led to queuing traffic during peak periods. To tackle this, the Council is proposing to create a one-way system round Lurke Street alongside other works including the installation of a rising bollard, resurfacing of several streets in the area and the provision of dedicated CCTV to monitor the new route.

 

More details will be published on the Council website from Thursday 31st August at www.bedford.gov.uk/tro. Please visit this page for more information on the scheme, and to respond to the consultation which will close on Friday 22nd September.

 

The electrical works and lighting upgrade will require the car park to close for three days from Sunday 24th September to Tuesday 26th September, reopening to full service on Wednesday 27th September. During this three day closure, season ticket holders will be able to park at Allhallows and Queen Street multi-storey car parks with their existing permits, but should take a ticket on entry to the car park and use the intercom to exit with no additional charge.

 

The lift replacement works are set to start later this month and will not require any closure as two lifts will be worked on at a time, leaving the other two operational.

 

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport said: “We are always looking for ways to support and improve our town centre, with free parking deals in place across the council’s town centre car parks. The one-way scheme, subject to consultation, will help to relieve a congestion hotspot and free up access to an improved Lurke Street multi-storey car park.”

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