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28th Jun, 2022

Months of disruption on the cards as revamp gets underway on The Cross

Rob George 7th Jun, 2022 Updated: 7th Jun, 2022

COMMUTERS have been warned of potential delays as more than four months as works at The Cross kick off.

The revamp is part of the multi-million-pound improvements to revitalise parts of the heart of the city centre.

Over recent months improvements have been taking place on Angel Row and Angel Place and The Trinity, St Swithin’s Street and Trinity Passage.

The works on The Cross, being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, are scheduled to last for up to 19 weeks and will include restrictions to traffic movements to enable the improvements.

Improvements on The Cross will include new surfacing, lighting, planting and decluttering. The existing cycle shelters will also be refurbished.

Coun Marc Bayliss, cabinet member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills and leader of Worcester City Council, said: “These works have continued at pace over the past couple of months and it’s great to see Phases one and two on schedule.

“It’s fantastic news the third phase of work is now about to begin on The Cross. Improving the city centre will make the area more attractive to everyone including residents, shoppers and businesses, helping to create a better environment, worthy of Worcester’s historic character.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and support as the work progresses.”

The overall programme, which will continue into 2024, is part of the major regeneration of the city centre, supported by £17.9million from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.

The city centre programme follows Worcester City Council’s successful bid for funding from the Future High Street Fund.

Worcestershire County Council is working in partnership with Worcester City Council to deliver a programme of improvements across the north end of the city centre.

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