WORKS on Widemarsh Street in Hereford have been delayed by another month, meaning the street will be closed until the end of August.

The works, which are part of a scheme to improve the city centre, were originally scheduled to be completed in July, but in a statement issued by contractor Balfour Beatty, it has been revealed that they will now take another month to finish. During this time, further works will be completed in High Town to "make the most of the closure".

The statement said: “Improvement works are currently being completed on Widemarsh Street to raise the road surface to match the height of the current kerbs.


“These works were due to be completed in July, however the closure has been extended. To make the most of the extended closure, we will also be carrying out additional works to repair areas of damaged paving on the High Street to minimise further disruption and costs.

“The works will be completed by the end of August.”

The improvements to the notorious kerbs have come after years of trips and falls since they were first installed in 2011. This led to several safety reviews and public lobbying.

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