Latest Morecambe Area Action Plan works get underway

Works are taking place to improve the pedestrian area of Morecambe town centre as part of the implementation of the Morecambe Area Action Plan (MAAP).

They will include new paving, lighting and street furniture on the pedestrianised section of Euston Road and New Town Square.

The works are being undertaken by Lancashire County Council’s Highways team and are jointly funded by Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council.

The aim is to improve the tired appearance of the centre and make it a much nicer place for people to visit and spend time. 

In turn, businesses are being encouraged to improve their own facilities, with the outcome being an improved shopping experience that tempts more people to visit the town centre.

The works are the second main phase to streets in the town centre and the latest piece in the series of improvements to Morecambe town centre. 

Last year saw the creation of the new play area on the promenade and installation of a new zebra crossing to make it easier for people to move between the seafront and the town centre.

Successful improvements were also made to the bottom section of Euston Road and the creation of ‘Royalty Place’ between Barclays and the Post Office.

New pedestrian wayfinding signs are being installed in the town centre this spring to help tie all these spaces together and encourage people to explore more of the town.

In total these projects represent £900,000 of investment in improving the town centre from both the city and county councils.

Coun Janice Hanson, Cabinet member with responsibility for economic regeneration, said: “Regenerating Morecambe, and in particular the town centre, is a key priority for the city council. The works that took place last year were an undoubted success and this latest phase will further help to improve the town centre for businesses, residents and visitors.”

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Last updated: 16 February 2017