The Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Cllr David Mackintosh, has today attended an exhibition for town centre businesses to find out more about the new Bus Interchange ahead of construction work starting in the next few weeks as another Northampton Alive project takes shape.
Next month work will start on creating a modern Bus Interchange. Over the next 12 months the former Fishmarket will be demolished and a new bus interchange will be built to bring passengers into the heart of Northampton town centre.
Local businesses got the chance to see how the site will work, what will happen to the traffic flows and what options are available for making things as easy as possible for them and their customers.
Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said “In little over a year visitors to our town centre will no longer be greeted by Kevin McLeod’s ‘mouth of Hell’. Bus users will be able to travel into the heart of our town centre and enjoy a bright, safe and clean welcome to Northampton.”
“After years of talk, it is great that we will soon be starting work on this £8million Northampton Alive project. But before any demolition or construction work starts, I want to meet with neighbouring businesses to talk to them about what we can do to help them. There will be a lot of opportunities springing up from being located near the new bus interchange, but in the meantime I want to make sure there is minimal disruption.”