The city centre programme of improvement works for The Shambles and Church Street in Worcester is set to begin later this month.
Work will begin during the week starting Monday, 18 March following the completion of major works carried out in the area by Severn Trent Water.
The scheme is being delivered by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with Worcester City Council who is jointly funding the project.
Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "I'm delighted that work is beginning on this scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street.
"The planned works will significantly improve this historic area of Worcester City and will also complement the improvements made in other areas of the city over the last few years. It is another example of our Town Centre Improvement Programme which has been successful in other areas of the county."
Cllr Adrian Gregson, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Place and Economic Sub Committee said: “The Shambles is one of Worcester city centre’s most popular retail areas. These improvements, which we are jointly funding with the County Council, will help to ensure that The Shambles continues to be a vibrant place which people want to shop, visit and socialise in. We apologise for any disruption caused while the works are underway.”
The scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street aims to deliver an attractive multifunctional and durable area of the city centre. It also aims to improve footfall to the street and in turn, boost the local economy.
Included in the scheme are plans to resurface the footways and road, introduce segregated loading bays for delivery vehicles, the plating of suitable street trees, improvements to street furniture and an upgrade to street lighting.
For the latest updates on the project, please visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/shambles