Work on the next phase to create a ‘boulevard’ around Brighton Station is set to start this week.
Redevelopment has already been carried out on the Brighton Station Gateway, including extending the footways on Surrey Street and installing a loading bay and cycle racks and providing new surfacing.
The work around Queens Road includes creating a new bus shelter, public seating, new lighting on wider footways and tree planting.
Councillors on the environment, transport and sustainability committee have approved the introduction of three loading bays as well as a contra-flow cycle lane that will create a more direct route to the station.
The latest work starts today and will see Surrey Street and Queens Road lined with trees to create a boulevard effect.
The final stage of the scheme will focus on the area in front of the station with the council planning to remodel the bus stop, upgrade the crossing points and install new lighting, paving, trees and seating.
It is expected all the work will be finished by autumn.
Councillor Ian Davey, lead member for transport, said: “Creating a more welcoming and pleasant space around Brighton Station is long overdue and it is wonderful to see the improvements taking shape. I’d like to thank the transport operators, businesses and residents, who have contributed to shaping the scheme and for their patience while the work is taking place.
“Whether you are travelling, living or working in the area the station and surrounding streets have a big impact and the aim is to create a much improved environment for everyone, whatever mode of transport they use.”