Newmarket Street works update: Eastbound carriageway closed tonight

Hereford Times: This is the vision for Widemarsh Gate once work is complete. This is the vision for Widemarsh Gate once work is complete.

CLOSURE of one carriageway on one of Hereford's busiest roads is to take place tonight.

The eastbound carriageway on Newmarket Street will be closed to allow a crane to lift air conditioning units into the Old Market site for the Debenhams store.

Work to transform Newmarket Street into a tree-lined "boulevard" started in January and will be ongoing for around three months.

From Sunday, major work will start to Widemarsh Gate, which will mean one lane closure in either direction on Blueschool and Newmarket Street.

During this period, traffic lights will be used to assist with regulation traffic flow and pedestrian crossing locations will be slightly altered.

The gates in the centre of Widemarsh Gate will remain closed for the duration of the work and the traffic lights on Widemarsh Street will be “bagged”.

The exit from Widemarsh Street will become a give-way junction.

Herefordshire Council is advising that delays will be expected during this period and journeys will need extra time.

The council will use its Twitter and Facebook accounts to communicate day to day regarding expected congestion

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7:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

TwitTwoo says...

Nice to be warned of works but I really wish they'd tell us which way they mean rather than Eastbound or Westbound - without having a compass I really don't know if Eastbound is towards Edgar St roundabout or away from it :-(
Nice to be warned of works but I really wish they'd tell us which way they mean rather than Eastbound or Westbound - without having a compass I really don't know if Eastbound is towards Edgar St roundabout or away from it :-( TwitTwoo

10:05am Thu 30 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

Away from it TwitTwoo
Away from it TwitTwoo mizza21

10:30am Thu 30 Jan 14

oldergit says...

Get a compass!
Get a compass! oldergit

11:22am Mon 3 Feb 14

ArmadilloSackRace says...

Well if you know which side of the river is north and which way is south then surely it's easy enough to work out which must be east and which must be west.

Also, you'd expect people to have a very basic sense of the geography of the city they live in.
Well if you know which side of the river is north and which way is south then surely it's easy enough to work out which must be east and which must be west. Also, you'd expect people to have a very basic sense of the geography of the city they live in. ArmadilloSackRace

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