The Borough and Northgate get a makeover
Work on extending the King’s Mile into The Borough and Northgate starts next week. It will include widened paths, coloured road surfaces and new planters, seating and lighting, all aimed at giving the area a welcoming and attractive feel similar to Palace Street. The £500,000 project is being funded by the council’s own budget and cash contributions from developers. City council spokesman Rob Davies said:
“The first phase of the King’s Mile project in Palace Street and Guildhall Street was completed in 2008 and has been acclaimed for its success in revitalising the area. A public survey in 2013 rated the King’s Mile as the best shopping area in the city for overall satisfaction, a safe and secure environment and cleanliness. This should increase retail opportunities and improve the overall appearance of the street. The work involves changing them from vehicle-dominated areas into places that encourage people to walk and cycle.”
Work starts on Monday and is due to finish in June. There will be road closures while it takes place. Log on to www.canterbury.gov. uk to view the plans. Email transport manager Richard Moore on firstname.lastname@example.org to submit any comments or questions on the project.
Herne Bay Gazette, February 26th 2015