Wraps come off latest section of big revamp - The Worcester Observer

Wraps come off latest section of big revamp

Rob George 23rd Aug, 2019   0

THE MAJOR revamp of The Shambles has taken another step forward with the completion of the works on Church Street.

Throughout July, the focus of the works was on the large section of paving running from High Street to St. Swithun’s Church. This involved removing the existing block paving and laying new natural stone paving slabs.

Work has also taken place to install a new drainage channel to collect and divert rainwater into the existing drainage system.

Coun Ken Pollock, cabinet member for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “Work on The Shambles is progressing well, and the final picture really is beginning to take shape.

“The new natural stone on Church Street looks great and provides a real feature for the area.

“Once the work is complete, the area will be significantly improved, providing another example of the investments being made to improve the city and town centres across Worcestershire.”

Work has now switched to the completion of the new footway and kerbing around the junction of Trinity Street and St Swithin’s Street.

To allow this work to take place a full road closure on Trinity Street began on Monday (August 19) for a week.

During the works, there will be no access for vehicles to St Swithin’s Street, Mealcheapen Street and The Shambles, but the streets remain open for those using the footpaths.

There will also be no access to the disabled parking bays on Trinity Street, alternative parking arrangements can be found at www.worcester.gov.uk/parking-sites.

For pedestrians, the taxi rank on The Cross will not be accessible between 10.30am and 4.30pm, people are advised to use the Queen Street rank during these hours.

Further road closures are scheduled over the coming months, to allow for completion of the works and we will do all we can to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/shambles for more.


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