Fleming Way Bus Boulevard scheme

Preparation for the Bus Boulevard scheme

A scheme of this size requires a lot of work to ensure the main construction goes as smoothly as possible. Some works you may have seen taking place over the last couple of years were all in preparation for the redevelopment of Fleming Way.

Openreach cable diversion

Openreach has a ‘super highway’ of cables that run underneath the central reservation of Fleming Way. Before we can lower the road, we need to move all of these out of the way. Work on this diversion started in summer 2019 with the laying of new cable ducts along the path next to Debenhams and H&M. Openreach also completed a similar exercise along the path next to the Kimmerfields site and Tri-Centre.

Openreach has already moved a large number of its cables into the new duct routes. The remainder are expected to be complete in time for the main work to begin on Fleming Way in 2022.

The Parade car park demolition

This project is now substantially complete and has been successful in finishing on time and within budget.  The cleared space will be included as part of the new Bus Boulevard.

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