Phase 3 - Royal Well
Detailed design being progressed. Construction of this Phase will occur in early 2018.
Detailed consideration and analysis of the extent of the changes for Phase 3 have been on-going through 2017. The initial extent / concept was to include Royal Well Road, Clarence Street and Clarence Parade. Investigation of a number of infrastructure configurations as part of Phase 3 has shown that changes to Clarence Street and Clarence Parade are unlikely to be successful without the closure of Boots Corner.
Phase 3 of the Cheltenham Transport Plan has been adjusted to focus on re-configuring Royal Well Road. The changes are to rationalise the existing road space and to assist in facilitating any future trial closure of Boots Corner.
The Phase 3 works are anticipated to achieve a number of the stated CTP objectives:
- Encourage people not to use their vehicles for unnecessary journeys, particularly short ones – evidence shows this to be a key change
- Remove through-traffic from the town centre – by identifying and signposting alternatives
- Protect the key features for which Cheltenham is renowned - so no new roads and no demolition work is envisaged
- The design work on the final configuration of Royal Well is on-going.