Regeneration of Grantham continues on Wide Westgate
With the first stage of the renovation of Wide Westgate in Grantham - adjacent to Guildhall Street - finishing ahead of schedule, the final stage is set to begin on Monday 23 July.
The improvements include using high quality York stone materials for the footways, parking areas and access to premises, as well as carriageway resurfacing.
Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council are working together as part of the Growth Point Partnership to deliver the improvements to Grantham town centre.
Senior Project Leader, Les Outram said "The first part of this renovation of Wide Westgate has gone well - a credit to our contractor, Ringway Infrastructure Services.
"We always aimed to allow vehicle access through the road closure as much as possible, and this has been one of the successes. Disruption really has been kept to a minimum for motorists. As we now move on to this final stage, there will be less parking available in Wide Westgate until the work is completed this September.
"Could I remind people that the area is still 'open for business' as usual and that any visitors should follow the diversion signs displayed."
From 23 July until the end of the contract in September 2012, the road closure in place will be more evident. Although access will be available to some completed areas, the amount of car parking in Wide Westgate will be significantly reduced, however alternate parking is available in adjacent car parks at Sankt Augustin Way, Guildhall Street, Conduit Lane and Wharf Road.
The work should be substantially complete in advance of the Gravity Fields festival that starts on 21 September.