One of York’s historic city centre streets will close to traffic next month.
High Petergate will be shut from Tuesday, 2 May for up to four weeks.
It’s to allow Northern Powergrid to lay new underground electricity cables for Dean Court Hotel.
The road will be closed from the junction of Bootham Bar to the junction of Duncombe Place/Precentor’s Court, while the company digs in the roadway to lay the new electricity cables.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Signs will be up to say that businesses are still open.
A signposted diversion will be in place for vehicles. There are no plans to turn off anyone’s power.
Amanda White, Northern Powergrid’s Customer Service Manager for North Yorkshire said: “We know that work such as this, although unavoidable, is very disruptive.
“We always try not to close roads, but sometimes it’s the only option. In this case, we looked at digging in the footpath, but discovered we couldn’t because there are cellars directly underneath.
“We’ll be dropping off letters and speaking to everyone directly affected and will do all we can to reduce disruption for businesses, residents and visitors while the work takes place.”
People can also find out more about this work by contacting our Customer Care team by email – [email protected] or calling 0800 011 3332.
Meanwhile, in late April, the first sliding and fixed bollards will be installed in High Petergate and Lendal, as part of the permanent security measures coming to the city centre.
“While doing everything to maintain access for everyone in the city centre, there will need to be occasional diversions,” a City of York Council spokesperson said.