A scheme to repave the footway on Stonegate won’t now finish until next year, City of York Council has revealed.
The work began on 3 January and was scheduled to last ‘up to nine weeks’. That would have meant it should have been completed by 7 February.
Today, a City of York Council spokesperson said:
With the scheme already being extended in February due to issues identified with private cellars, together with an increase in footfall, it is becoming more problematic to close sections of the footway safely. Therefore, the scheme has been paused and the remainder of the scheme will be completed in early 2023.
Work on the scheme has now paused ahead of Easter and will now resume in early 2023.
“The council understands this is a busy time of year and wants to work with as many businesses and retailers as possible to ensure the least amount of disruption for them, their businesses and also members of the public,” a statement said.
It will then take another five weeks to complete over January and February 2023, when there is lower footfall after Christmas.
The council spent £500K repaving the Stonegate carriageway in 2020. It means it will have taken three years to do the entire street.
The scheme to resurface the entire footway on Stonegate, and sections of the pavement on Colliergate and Church Street, was due to cost about £350,000.
The works on Colliergate and Church Street will continue as planned.
- Stonegate: works stopped ahead of the Easter holidays to minimise the disruption for businesses
- Stonegate: works resuming from January 2023, for around 5 weeks
- Colliergate: works taking place from 3 January, for 7 weeks
- Church Street Phase 1: works taking place from 28 February for 6 weeks until 10 April, stopping for 2 weeks during the Easter holidays
- Church Street Phase 2: works resuming from 25 April, for 3 weeks