Improvement works on a main shopping street in Wrexham town centre have begun.
The works, which are taking place along Queen Street and Hope Street, form phase one of a £420,000 investment by Wrexham Council to improve the town centre.
Over a 10 week period new paving slabs, planters and street furniture will be installed on the two streets.
When Wrexham.com walked through town earlier today, some of the traditional red brick paving slabs on a section of the street had been removed from outside Vodafone and Boots Opticians.
During the works pedestrian access will remain, however there are some changes to vehicular movements.
An information report released ahead of next week’s executive board meeting, states: “Vehicular access will be restricted in accordance with the current traffic orders that apply to Regent Street, Hope Street and Queen Street. Additional bilingual signage will be erected prior to commencement of the works to inform the public of the intention to enforce the traffic order throughout the duration of the works in order to facilitate the scheme.
“Deliveries to affected shops will be accommodated through direct contact with the shop owners by the contractor’s Public Liaison Officer.
“Wrexham County Borough Council staff will work closely with the contractor to reduce any disruption to businesses, to minimise any inconvenience to shoppers and maintain public safety at all times.
“The scheme will incorporate new planters, seating and street furniture which will complement the hard landscaping materials to provide a revised design in keeping with the Town Centre Masterplan and Public Realm Strategies
“An LED street lighting improvement to install updated energy saving street lighting lanterns commensurate with the conservation area status of the street was completed in June 2018.
“Existing paving materials, planters and street furniture recovered from the scheme will be taken to store in a Council depot for reuse in other locations within the town centre and surrounding areas as required.”