The Hard Interchange exhibition set to open

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THE first images of what The Hard Interchange could look like will go on display today.

Potential plans for the area will be on display at drop-in sessions from 4.30pm to 8.30pm today and tomorrow at The Royal Maritime Club in Queen Street.

The proposals include a complete redesign of the transport interchange’s layout and a one-way system on nearby roads.

Both schemes require external funding and bids for this will soon be submitted.

Anna Turner, project manager for Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘A lot of work has gone into this project and it’s great to finally have something we can show the public.

‘Not only will a new interchange function better for all transport modes it will also act as a catalyst for regeneration of other sites in the area.’

Redesigning the site layout can make much better use of the space, according to the council.

Representatives from Aedas design practice and the council will be there at both sessions to discuss the proposals with residents.

A planning application for the new interchange is expected towards the end of April with a decision anticipated during the summer.

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