Plans on show for new pedestrian zone on Lincoln High Street

Proposals to close a section of Lincoln High Street to traffic, creating a new pedestrian only zone, will go on public display next week.

On completion of the East West Link road in 2016, the section of the High Street between Tentercroft Street and St Mary’s Street will be closed to traffic, except for service vehicles during off-peak times.

During the day it will effectively be a pedestrianized zone, similar to the High Street to the north of St Mary’s Street. A footbridge over the level crossing will link the two pedestrianised areas, as well as the underground crossing under St Mary’s Street.

The pedestrian footbridge over the level crossing proposal, viewed from the lower High Street.

The pedestrian footbridge over the level crossing proposal, viewed from the lower High Street.

The council is presently developing proposals to improve the area through a high quality hard landscaping scheme. This would include paving, seating, possibly planting and other features.

People can share their view on the plans by attending an event on Tuesday, February 3 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm at Think Tank on Ruston Way in Lincoln.