Hucknall town centre is set for a transformation thanks to an investment of £8.5 million for transport links in the area.
The funding will mean faster bus services, improved road junctions, a reduction in traffic congestion and enhanced cycling facilities.
Led by Nottinghamshire County Council, the project will also aim to create a safer space for Hucknall shoppers and visitors by making the town centre more pedestrian-friendly through widening narrow pavements on the high street.
Transport minister, Baroness Kramer, announced the plans on Monday and said the funding will help regenerate Hucknall town centre.
Good public transport is vitally important for creating jobs and it makes a town more attractive for residents and visitors.
Baroness Kramer, Transport Minister
“[This] is a further demonstration of this government’s commitment to building stronger local economies with fast, reliable transport links, ” said Baroness Kramer.
The £8.5m Government funding will support the full project cost of £12.9m and the remainder will be made up by Nottinghamshire County Council.
Work is due to start in August 2015 and is expected to be completed by January 2017.
For more information you can contact the Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or visit gov.uk.