Manor Road will become two way, permitting all inbound traffic to access the existing multi-storey car park and taxi rank.
A new bus and taxi gate will be introduced on Manor Road for vehicles exiting towards the ring road, all other traffic will be required to exit via Park Road. This arrangement will be in place until autumn 2022 when the new Manor Road link road opens which is being built as part of the 2 Friargate works.
A new exit off Eaton Road onto Warwick Road roundabout will open towards the summer, which will provide access and egress for the new multi-storey car park.
Traffic exiting the multi-storey car park can now only turn right onto Park Road due to a new one way system in Station Square north. Traffic can exit the Station via Manor Road onto the Junction 6 off slip or alternatively via Park Road towards Junction 5.
The walkway from Greyfriars Green is being extended across the boulevard, creating a traffic-free route for pedestrians. This means Station Square North will be closed permanently to traffic.
High-quality granite will be laid on the boulevard alongside large planters and planted trees to create an attractive and welcoming pedestrian and cycle route from the railway station towards the city centre.
The station’s drop off and short stay spaces will move from Station Square North to dedicated bays on Eaton Road, including disabled parking, temporarily until the new drop off loop is completed next to the station building this summer. There will also be five standard drop off and short stay spaces to the east of the closed part of Station Square North that can be accessed off Manor Road.