Welwyn Garden City Bus Station Improvements
Works to improve the Welwyn Garden City Bus Station are due to start on 9 October for 22 weeks.
What is happening?
The works include:
- Construction of more operationally sound bus interchange
- Construction of a new bespoke bus shelter
- Installation of new block paving and kerbing
- New pavement construction in the bus station
- New street lighting installation
- Resurfacing of Osborn Way
- New street furniture and landscaping.
Why is it happening?
The new bus station layout will segregate pedestrians and buses, in order to improve safety within the location and will ensure the ease of access for all bus users.
The existing facility is perceived to have a relatively low ambience, especially outside of the core retail hours and the improvements plan to rectify this.
A new custom designed shelter will be provided for access to all 6 bus stops and will contain seating, lighting and bus information screens.
The provision of toughened glass panels along the external facing side of the enclosure will provide greater weather protection that the current shelters and canopy.
Where is this happening?
The majority of the works will be off the highway and taking place in the existing station and the access road.
To be able to undertake our works safely, the existing bus station will be shut for the duration of the works. Temporary bus stops will be provided opposite John Lewis and on Bridge Road opposite Waitrose. See the pedestrian diversion route and temporary bus stop locations.
All changes to bus services will be advertised in advance at the existing station and the temporary stops.
Part of the works will involve works on Osborn Way which will involve daytime and night time road closures. All road closures are to be advertised in advance.
Works advertising poster