Summer start for £115m Sauchiehall Avenue public realm work
February 20 2017£115m public realm upgrade of Sauchiehall Street with the aim of prioritising pedestrians and cyclists on the shopping drag.
Improvements will be carried out to a section running from Charing Cross to Rose Street from this summer, with completion expected 18 months later.
This will see existing pavements widened, decluttered and paved with Caithness stone in addition to the introduction of new trees, seating and a two-lane cycleway. All new street lighting and bike stands will also be introduced.
Kerbs will be lowered for three bus stops and two taxi ranks with a view to better integrating the street with the wider city centre.
A far bolder commitment is expected for Charing Cross itself with plans being formulated to deck over the M8 motorway to form a new city centre park.
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