City of York Council is investing £1.1million to make major improvements to Stonebow, Fossgate and Pavement in York’s city centre.
The works will improve the street’s appearance and character, create a more pedestrian-friendly environment and improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, which will attract more visitors to the area.
Cllr Peter Dew, Executive Member for Transport, said: “Fossgate is a real gem in the heart of York, with its variety of largely independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs proving popular with residents and tourists alike.
“We want to continue to work with traders and residents to make this part of York even better; giving this whole area a badly-needed makeover while making it a more accessible place for even more people to enjoy.”
Starting from 7 January, the scheme will be carried out in phases over 12 weeks, and are estimated to be completed by early April, weather permitting, in time for Easter.
For the first time in a generation, the council is completely reconstructing the roads and footpaths on Stonebow, Fossgate and Pavement, which are in a poor condition and need to be replaced.
This will involve constructing/resurfacing and rebuilding the existing stretch of road – including excavating, which will require archaeologists to be in attendance.