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Enlarged pedestrian areas will be provided at the bus station.
Measures will be introduced to increase the pedestrian environment in Monnow Street. This will be done in two phases to accommodate the Agincourt Square works. Phase 1 will comprise a full traffic closure of Monnow Street (except construction traffic exiting St John St) for up to 6 weeks. During this period, access through St John Street to Monnow Street will be closed. Two way traffic will be permitted from the bus station towards Blestium Street. Phase 2 will comprise a one way system through Agincourt Square and into Monnow Street as far as the bus station, with two way traffic from the bus station towards Blestium Street. St. John Street will be re-opened.
Nailer’s Lane will still be accessible for residents’ parking.
The reconfiguration of St Thomas’ roundabout will be trialled, creating a pedestrian area outside the Green Dragon pub with all traffic flowing around the north side of the roundabout with a priority system. There would be no vehicular access from Goldwire Lane onto St Thomas Roundabout
A 20mph zone will be introduced with speed reduction measures at entrance points covering the whole of Monmouth and Wyesham except the A40, A466, and A4136.
All of the changes are part of a trial. We will be seeking live feedback and we will tweak, add to, change or remove measures as appropriate. We will learn quickly and adapt as we go to improve based on feedback. If some of the changes are successful, we will consider making them permanent, following future consultation.