Temporary pause in bus station improvement scheme

There will be a temporary pause after this week in the partnership scheme to improve the bus station and taxi rank in Matlock's Bakewell Road.

The District Council’s contractor has now completed a specialist deep clean of the bus station building, installed new timber railway sleepers to a new height and excavated and installed new kerbs to the border.

They have also carried out excavation and compacting work to form a temporary regraded surface adjacent to the footpath, as well as planting new trees and laying golden gravel to the new landscaped areas west of the bus station exit and in front of Spa Villas car park.

Improvement works by Derbyshire County Council including extending the bus lay-by, tarmacing the footway between Spa Villas and Ostello Lounge and installing a new bus shelter on Bakewell Road and real-time information boards will be the next phase of the project but will now start later than planned. The county council will be undertaking the next phase of the works in the coming weeks.

Further action proposed by the District Council in the Summer includes installation of large windows to create a comfortable waiting area for bus and taxi passengers and new seating.

The project is being part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, with contributions from the District and County councils.

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