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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:39am

Artist's impression of Rolleston town square

Creating a pedestrian-friendly environment in Rolleston is part of the vision for the town centre upgrade.

The design and layout of the proposed Rolleston town centre roading and public spaces is now available to view, along with the proposed features of the pedestrian walkways.

The design of the carriageway and sidewalk is focused on making a stroll through the town centre a pleasant experience. This means children, the elderly and other pedestrians will be safe to cross the road and travel throughout the town centre.

It’s proposed that the pavement will have an interesting design, with street furniture to be placed at regular intervals. Exotic and native trees are also planned to be planted in the main street. Where possible, significantly wider spaces have been proposed to allow a number of people to gather and enjoy the streetscape.

Modern lighting will also ensure the light level is safe for cars and people during the day and night. Some proposed key features include:

  • 4000 plants and 185 trees across the town centre
  • five or more seats along the Tennyson Street high street
  • a community garden alongside the promenade with edible plants
  • modern street lighting to enhance light levels · water fountains and street furniture
  • rubbish bins across the development that will be regularly serviced.

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