Stevenston New Street improvements
Posted on 30 Apr 2021
Works to improve Stevenston New Street are currently underway following engagement with the local community.
The project aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of the town centre through resurfacing works which will enhance access and movement by widening footpaths, improve crossing points and installing parking spaces.
Four options were considered as part of the consultation process – with a one-way option identified as the preferred approach. The design was then finalised based on community feedback.
The works, which are supported by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, seek to balance the need for an attractive area alongside the challenges of access to businesses. This was then approved through the standard Traffic Regulation Order process.
The approved design (PDF, 451kb)includes:
- Road layout changed to one-way
- Central carriageway in black asphalt
- Areas adjacent to the buildings and pavements in black asphalt
- Pavements in-front of the shops widened
- New loading bay for the purpose of businesses loading and unloading goods or customers stopping to purchase goods and then moving on
- Four designated parking bays located opposite the bus layby which have a limited 30 minutes waiting time between 8am and 6pm, Mon to Sat
- The remainder of the street will have ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions indicated by the double yellow lines
During the works, no vehicle access other than for business deliveries and bin collections will be permitted to New street.
The works are expected to conclude by July 2021.
David Hammond, Head of Commercial Services, said: “This is an exciting project which seeks to improve the overall attractiveness and access to Stevenston town centre. Once complete, it will bring benefits to local residents, shoppers and businesses.
“We would like to thank those who engaged with us in the consultation process to inform the works and we look forward to seeing the final result this summer.”