A project to improve the centre of Bath is to start on Monday 2nd February when B&NES Council begins work to make Stall Street virtually traffic free during shopping hours.
The Council wishes to create a safer and more attractive experience for residents, visitors and businesses here by improving the quality of the street.
A new traffic restriction will come into force between 10am and 6pm which will see all but essential vehicles banned from the area.
Existing street clutter will be reduced and improvements made including a new level surface throughout, paved with natural stone materials in keeping with Bath’s historical surroundings.
Cllr Caroline Roberts (Lib-Dem, Newbridge), Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “The Council first consulted on proposals to cut vehicle traffic in the City Centre in 2009.
“Since then, we have spoken to many businesses, residents and other stakeholders and refined our plans accordingly.
“We think the final result is a very balanced approach to revitalising the city centre to a standard that reflects its status as an international visitor destination and World Heritage Site, and reducing the amount of vehicles in the historic core.”
The paving improvements in Lower Borough Walls and Stall Street will be built in phases throughout the duration of the work, which is anticipated to last 8 months.
To facilitate the first phase of the works, a temporary road closure from 10am to 6pm each day will be implemented at the entrance to Lower Borough Walls.
A diversion route will be in place via a two-way system on Hot Bath Street, controlled by traffic signals.