The scheme to install anti-terror bollards across York is continuing to prove a challenge.
Work began this week on installing the defences on Minster Gates. This was scheduled to finish on 13 October, but now won’t finish till 20 October.
This is because “complex pipe and cable work means extra time needs to be spent on installing the hostile vehicle measures,” City of York Council says.
It follows delays to both the Shambles and Goodramgate installations.
The bollards work on the junction of Pavement and Parliament Street, outside All Saints Church, was originally scheduled to happen after Christmas.
Now, though, the work has been brought forward and will begin on 9 October “to help protect all involved in the busy festive season”.
To fit in the pre-Christmas work at Parliament Street, the work at Blake Street will take place in January 2024.
The council says businesses and residents affected by the work will be visited by contractor CR Reynolds’ public liaison officer to take about the scheme.
James Gilchrist, director of transport, environment and planning at York council, said: “I’d like to apologise for the extension of work at Minster Gates and very much appreciate the patience of those affected, including the Minster.
“I’m very pleased that we are able to bring forward the work outside All Saints Church. This means that the more attractive, permanent measures will be in place during the busy Christmas period, and so minimise the locations where we will need to install temporary protection measures.”