Pedestrian access will be maintained and businesses will be open as normal as the works take place

Enhancement works to Widemarsh Street, Hereford, begin this week as part of the wider programme of improvements in Hereford City Centre.

The scheme will include the removal of the current 50mm kerb by lifting and replacing the road surface, with new channel blocks and drainage system.

The work is expected to take around 17 weeks, during which there will be no access for vehicles on Widemarsh Street, with diversions in place via the A438 / A49 Victoria Street / West Street.

Pedestrian access on Widemarsh Street will be maintained at all times and local businesses will be open as normal.

Widemarsh St is a popular route for pedestrians and vehicles, home to many shops and businesses, and provides an important link between Old Market and High Town.

The existing Widemarsh St design was completed in 2011 and has been subject to a number of specialist design and safety reviews following public feedback. All of the reviews have concluded that the scheme is fully in line with design guidance and best practice, however, it is important that pedestrians have a good, safe experience.