£2 mil­lion re­vamp for lower Bridge Street

New paving, light­ing, cy­cle park­ing and seat­ing for Lower Bridge Street

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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.

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