Proposals for a new-look town centre in Maghera are under development in a public realm scheme valued at £2.5M.
The proposed public realm scheme extends the length of Main Street, taking in parts of Coleraine Road, Station Road, Meeting House Avenue, Tirkane Road, Church Street, Glen Road, Hall Street, Bank Square and St Lurach’s Road.
The Council has sought feedback on the evolving proposals that plan to transform the look of the town centre with new paving, street lighting, planting and street furniture, as well as to address substandard footpath widths, poor pedestrian access and traffic flow issues.
The preliminary proposals also seek to address vehicle congestion and queuing and substandard on-street parking in the narrow Main Street area of the town. The preliminary proposals that have been identified following detailed traffic modelling include the creation of a one-way system where traffic flows in one direction north on part of upper Main Street.