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Maghera Public Realm

Proposals for a new-look town centre in Maghera are under development in a public realm scheme valued at £2.5M.

Early design concepts show new paving, lighting, planting and street furniture installed in an area of the town which 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 scheme also seeks to address vehicle congestion and queuing and limited on-street parking in the narrow Main Street area of the town. Among the potential solutions is the creation of a one-way system where traffic flows in one direction north on upper Main Street or alternatively in one direction south-east on lower Main Street.

Preliminary proposals for consideration

Mid Ulster District Council held an information session on 26 June 2019 to display updated preliminary proposals for a proposed £2.5M public realm scheme in Maghera and the preliminary proposals are now available for further consideration.
 
The Council is seeking 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.

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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 preliminary proposals also seek to address vehicle congestion and queuing and limited 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 upper Main Street.

Useful documents:

Preliminary Proposals Maghera Public Realm Scheme

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