Work begins today on an £800,000 project to create a new paved pedestrian zone on Lincoln High Street.
The scheme which is expected to bring disruption for the next 14 weeks aims improve the appearance of the area between Tentercroft Street and the Lincoln High Street level crossing.
Construction firm North Midland Construction will be carrying out the project which should be completed in time for the Lincoln Christmas Market in December.
Some of the works will be carried out under night-time road closures to minimise disruption to the retail trade.
During the day, there will be some fenced off working areas; however, access to shops and premises will be maintained at all times.
The scheme is being delivered by Lincolnshire County Council, using part of the £2.7m from central government to “help unlock growth in Lincoln.”
Councillor Colin Davie, in charge of economy and place at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This project is going to give this part of the High Street a brand new lease of life.
“Combined with the East West Link Road, this work will really open up this area of central Lincoln, creating new opportunities that will help attract investment, fuelling further growth and prosperity.”
Councillor Richard Davies, responsible for highways at the county council, added: “We’d ask for your patience throughout the project, as we intend to do everything we can to minimise disruption.”