Video: New Lincoln High Street pedestrian zone taking shape

An £800,000 project to pedestrianise part of Lincoln High Street is reaching the half-way point with the scheme expected be completed in time for the Christmas Market.

The area between St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street was closed in mid-August for 14 weeks for pedestrianisation and work is expected to be completed in November.

This week, work has begun on paving the new walkway. See the video produced by Lincolnshire County Council here:

North Midland Construction is carrying out the project, which sees the area paved in natural stone with new seating and signage installed.

Work is also going on overnight to ensure no impact to businesses on the street.

Councillor Colin Davie, Portfolio Holder for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Tarmac has been laid and this week we start work on the paving.

“This project will be finished in time for the opening of this year’s Christmas Market, and we are designing it so it’s an ambitious scheme to help rejuvenate this area, connect it better to the cathedral and the uphill and the rest of the high street.”