Mansfield’s new £9m bus station begins to take shape

MANSFIELD’S £9m new bus station can begin to take shape after vital roadworks were completed last week.

Improvements to the junction of Station Road and Belvedere Street mean the next phase of the development, to Quaker Way and the Station Road car park, can start.

The junction is now controlled by signals and council chiefs say it will improve access to the railway station and to the bus station, once completed, from Belvedere Street.

Mansfield mayor Tony Egginton said: “I’m delighted to see the work to create Mansfield’s new bus station moving a-pace and taking us another step closer to Mansfield visitors and residents having a travel facility fit for the 21st Century.”

The new junction layout means Station Road, from Quaker Way to the station access road, can be removed from the highway network and lowered in height to become part of the bus station turning area. Work on the new building will then begin.