Newmarket Street improvement works to be complete on schedule

Hereford Times: The city's new development is due to open in April. The city's new development is due to open in April.

MAJOR works to transform a busy Hereford road into a tree-lined "boulevard" are expected to be completed before the city’s new development opens as planned.

The works to Newmarket Street began in January and were estimated to take around three months to complete.

Improvement works were pitched as aiming to improve pedestrian and cycle links between the city’s “historic core” and new development.

Works are now set to continue in Widemarsh Gate with a single lane in either direction and as works progress, the crossing points will be moved to accommodate paving works.

On Newmarket Street, works to north and south footpaths will continue, with two lanes remaining open for westbound traffic. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane.

Resurfacing works have also been started on Edgar Street and will continue into April but these will take place overnight.

April 17 is D-Day for the much anticipated opening of the development, with Waitrose, Debenhams, TK Maxx, Next, L’Occitane, Fatface, Clarks and Costa all on track to open their doors that day.

More shops and restaurants, as well as the new six-screen Odeon cinema, are expected to open in the weeks thereafter.

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6:14pm Sun 23 Mar 14

William Rudd says...

Here we go again Hereford Times. Single lane in either direction !!!

Works are now set to continue in Widemarsh Gate with a single lane in either direction and as works progress,

Please get the bloody facts correct before publishing
Here we go again Hereford Times. Single lane in either direction !!! Works are now set to continue in Widemarsh Gate with a single lane in either direction and as works progress, Please get the bloody facts correct before publishing William Rudd
  • Score: -3

6:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

William Rudd says...

Resurfacing works have also been started on Edgar Street and will continue into April but these will take place overnight.

They were finished last week
Resurfacing works have also been started on Edgar Street and will continue into April but these will take place overnight. They were finished last week William Rudd
  • Score: 8

7:00pm Sun 23 Mar 14

TwoWheelsGood says...

William Rudd wrote:
Here we go again Hereford Times. Single lane in either direction !!!

Works are now set to continue in Widemarsh Gate with a single lane in either direction and as works progress,

Please get the bloody facts correct before publishing
I suspect they mean single lanes whilst the works are going on - its badly written.
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: Here we go again Hereford Times. Single lane in either direction !!! Works are now set to continue in Widemarsh Gate with a single lane in either direction and as works progress, Please get the bloody facts correct before publishing[/p][/quote]I suspect they mean single lanes whilst the works are going on - its badly written. TwoWheelsGood
  • Score: 4

6:23am Mon 24 Mar 14

Simon Brown says...

Was a photo completely out of the question?
Was a photo completely out of the question? Simon Brown
  • Score: -4

11:02am Mon 24 Mar 14

mizza21 says...

They've planted some trees in the middle and the work has begun on the footpaths in earnest. Boulevard-tastic.
Hereford is going to look like Paris before you know it.
I fully intend to stroll along like a Parisian smoking a Gitane and treading in Dogs Eggs.
They've planted some trees in the middle and the work has begun on the footpaths in earnest. Boulevard-tastic. Hereford is going to look like Paris before you know it. I fully intend to stroll along like a Parisian smoking a Gitane and treading in Dogs Eggs. mizza21
  • Score: -4

12:36pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Moreteavicar? says...

Tree lined boulevard?
I think you will find it is a tree lined ring-road.
But of course I hasten to add a pedestrian friendly one, with flocks of people eager to visit the new industrial units/grain store I mean leisure complex.
Tree lined boulevard? I think you will find it is a tree lined ring-road. But of course I hasten to add a pedestrian friendly one, with flocks of people eager to visit the new industrial units/grain store I mean leisure complex. Moreteavicar?
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