Our Quality Streets project will see some exciting changes being made to Hall Gate and Silver Street.
What is Quality Streets?
Quality Streets is the next project to transform the town centre. The aim is to improve the streets and make the town centre a vibrant, desirable visitor destination where people choose to stay. The investment to Hall Gate and Silver Street will see some key changes being made to the area, such as widening the footpaths.
Hall Gate provides the arrival point from South Parade into the town centre, and we recognise that Silver Street is the key to a successful evening and night time economy. We're working on design concepts to improve this area.
The £2 million Quality Streets scheme will see significant improvements made to Hall Gate and Silver Street.
The changes will see Hall Gate transformed into a pedestrian friendly area. The road will be narrowed to make it one way to all traffic and the pavements will be upgraded and made wider. This will create more outside space for businesses to have alfresco areas. Bus stops will be improved, dedicated cycle lanes installed and existing parking bays removed.
Silver Street will be one way for traffic during the day and pedestrianised at night time. This will have great benefits for businesses allowing them to create alfresco areas and visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the space and new attractions free from traffic.
New bespoke lighting will also be introduced on Silver Street which will help to build vibrancy to the area. The lighting will be themed for major events that are held in the town centre, including: Tour de Yorkshire, St Leger and the Christmas light switch on.
The redevelopment of Hall Gate started in September 2018 and will be completed in spring 2019.
To enable works to take place safely Hall Gate is being closed for traffic with a diversion in place.
Additional temporary taxi ranks have been put in place during the works. Please see the map below:
- Additional taxi ranks map
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Once we finish improving Hall Gate, our attention switches to transforming Silver Street. In preparation for these works we will be advertising Traffic Regulation Orders. The proposed changes are to make Silver Street one way to traffic between 5am and 6pm daily. This allows daytime access to businesses for deliveries and loading. Closing the road to vehicles between 6pm and 5am will create a pedestrian zone.
The full Quality Streets scheme should be complete in autumn 2019.
Our plans for the town centre
Quality Streets is just one several projects detailed in our urban centre masterplan, which was launched in November 2016.
Quality Streets is part of the planned Innovation Quarter. It is anticipated the development will bring new employment opportunities and inward investment to Doncaster.