‘High-quality’ plans for tram route
Date published: 15 January 2013
EYE-CATCHING £3.5 million improvements will transform Metrolink’s new route through Oldham town centre, says council leader Councillor Jim McMahon.
Plans for the route will make a trip a “better experience” when the tram rolls in next year.
Last night, Cabinet approved the ambitious plans for key sites along the town-centre route.
“These plans are all about our ambition and determination to deliver a new high-quality environment in Oldham town centre.
“We are looking to go above and beyond the standard finish you get with a new Metrolink line and deliver something extra. These plans will significantly improve a visitor’s first impression of Oldham.”
The works are part of a wider four-year programme of public realm improvements which will come from an £11 million fund already allocated by the council.
Improvement works will see King Street gain a new terraced seating area and raised plaza; the area next to Sainsbury’s in Union Street will be pedestrianised and paving and kerbs along the length of Union Street will also be upgraded.
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