Paving stone ceremony marks official start of work on Lincoln High Street pedestrian zone project

The start of the pedestrianisation of lower High Street has officially started after a paving stone ceremony in Lincoln this morning.

Lincoln BIG chief executive Matt Corrigan was joined by senior county councillor Colin Davie at the roadworks between the level crossing and Tentercroft Street.

In a joint effort, the pair laid one of the paving stones on the street which is set to take 14 weeks to complete.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“I think it’s going to create a tremendous link between the main high street and St Marks and help create a new shopping area here and really give the environment what it deserves,” said Matt Corrigan.

“We are increasingly recognising that towns and cities are about people and space and it’s about people being able to walk quickly and easily through a city centre,” he added.

Councillor Davie said: “I think the plans are important, and it’s really important we bring this upper part of the high street down into the southern part and making sure it’s an attractive place for visitors and businesses.

“It’s really important that the businesses in this part can become more sustainable and more vibrant and can attract the higher spending clientele.”