£2 million revamp for lower Bridge Street
New paving, lighting, cycle parking and seating for Lower Bridge Street
The revamp of Peterborough city centre will continue this month as £2.1 million works to improve Lower Bridge Street get underway.
Work begins on Monday, September 19, and will include new paving in keeping with Bridge Street and Long Causeway, news eating, upgraded LED lighting including coloured uplighting to trees, more cycle parking and a new covered cycle parking shelter. The works are scheduled to finish next summer.
Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for growth, planning, housing and eco- nomic development, said: “The purpose of the works on Lower Bridge Street is to bring the standard of this area up to that of Bridge Street and Long Causeway, improving the environment for visitors from the south.
“We have already seen the benefits of improving the public realm in other parts of the city centre with many new shops and restaurants choosing to invest in the city, which is increasing our visitor numbers. Existing businesses have told us how the improvements have led to an increase in trade. “
Additionally, the second phase of a project to upgrade Bishop’s Road begins on Monday September 12.
This latest phase involves the widening and resurfacing of the footpath from St Peter’s Road to the pedestrian crossing on Bishop’ s Road and new street lighting. The new footpath will include shared access for cyclists and pedestrians.
These works are due to be completed by the end of October.
Lower Bridge Street