by Natalie Vincent Fri 6 April 2018, 3:21 pm
Work has begun to transform Strood town centre after Medway Council and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) won £9 million from the government's Local Growth Fund to carry out crucial improvement works.
The first phase of development will improve the market site and car park at Commercial Road, realigning the pedestrian route through the car park with Tolgate Lane and installing new seating and lighting.
Further phases to the work will alter the road layout in the town centre to reduce congestion and improve journey times, and include improvements to pedestrian routes, landscaping and lighting.
Medway Council's portfolio holder for strategic regeneration, Rodney Chambers, said: "I am pleased that work is under way. Strood is one of Medway's key regeneration sites and the improvement works aim to make the area a place where residents are proud to live and work."
The project forms part of a wider investment programme across Medway, with over £40 million from both the Local Growth Fund and SELEP allocated to the delivery of infrastructure schemes to 2020/21.
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