Grantham town centre renovation complete
Grantham visitors, shoppers and residents will be delighted that improvements to the roads and pavements in the town centre are now complete.
The second phase of the renovation of Wide Westgate started in July and has seen high quality Yorkstone materials used to create new pavements, parking areas and access to premises, as well as road resurfacing take place. There are also three new raised crossing points for pedestrians, including a zebra crossing, and three new disabled parking bays.
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, said: "We always aimed to finish the improvements in time for the Gravity Fields Festival this weekend and we're delighted that people will be able to enjoy the town centre at its best. We've had a lot of positive comments, particularly about the use of the Yorkstone, which does look impressive."
Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council are working together as part of the Growth Point Partnership to deliver improvements to Grantham town centre.
Councillor Hill added: "This second stage has gone really well, despite the weather at times, and disruption was kept to a minimum, with motorists being allowed through as much as possible and businesses being kept informed of progress. All that remains is some sweeping and tidying up over the next couple of days, with six new trees being planted later this year."
SKDC's Portfolio Holder for Grow The Economy - Economic Development, Cllr Frances Cartwright said: "I am delighted to see that what is basically the next phase of the re-development of Grantham is looking so attractive.
"It's has been welcomed by Westgate traders and was finished in time for the Gravity Fields Festival, We apologise for any inconvenience caused while works were underway, but hope everyone agrees that it's been worth it."
The owner of Relax Fish Bar, Jack Dionysiou, said: "It has been hard but we have made it and hopefully our customers will come back. It has been worth doing especially the crossing."
Manager of Glen-esk flowers, Pat Joyce, agreed that the crossing has made a big difference. She said: "It is better, cleaner and more modern. It has made the area much better."