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Newmarket Street and Widemarsh Gate – refurbishment update

27 January to 2 February 2014

Works will continue on the north footpath this week. Two lanes east and westbound will remain open for the duration.

29 January 2014

A night time closure on 29 January will be in place on the eastbound carriageway so that a crane can be used to lift air conditioning units into the site for the Debenhams store. As this work is being done overnight there will be minimum impact to traffic but an alternative route will need to be used if you are travelling around Hereford.

2 to 10 February 2014

From 2 February major work will start to Widemarsh Gate which will necessitate one lane closure in either direction on Blueschool and Newmarket Streets. During this period temporary traffic lights will be used to assist with regulating traffic flow, and pedestrian crossing locations will be slightly altered. The gates in the centre of Widemarsh Gate will remain closed for the duration of the work and the traffic lights on Widemarsh Street will be ‘bagged’ and the exit from Widemarsh Street will become a give way junction.  

Delays will be expected during this period and we suggest that you plan your journeys and allow extra time. Businesses will be open throughout and we encourage you to keep coming into town. Walk, cycle or use the bus if you can.

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Tags: Highways and transportation