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£400k work on Lower Bridge Street to start on Tuesday
9:10am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
WORK on a £400,000 project to improve the lower part of Bridge Street is due to start tomorrow, Tuesday.
The development, part of wider plans to improve Bridge Street which will include shops, restaurants, a new Warrington Market and cinema, is set to be complete by Christmas.
Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of the council, said: “This is a pivotal moment in the regeneration of our town.
“The start of these works marks the start on site of the Bridge Street Quarter project which will transform and re-energise this traditional heart of the town.”
The work will take between 12 and 16 weeks to complete and council bosses say the plans for the wider regeneration will be unveiled in the autumn.
Work, which will be carried out in sections, will take place between 9am and 6pm weekdays with some work done at weekends.
The east side footpaths will be resurfaced first, followed by the west side. While this is being done, a temporary one-way traffic system will be introduced towards Bridge Foot during working hours.
After this, the road surface will be replaced and Bridge Street will be closed to traffic. The road will be reopened outside working hours.
Council bosses say they will work with businesses to arrange access to properties while pedestrian access will be maintain.
During working hours, bus services using Bridge Street towards the town centre will be diverted along Mersey Street and Academy Street, and will stop near Time Square car park in Academy Street.
Buses travelling from town will be able to use the stops in Bridge Street until the road is closed, and then they will be diverted.
See notices on the bus stops and information from the bus operators.
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