The bollards designed to protect one of York’s busiest shopping areas from a car-based terrorist attack have been revealed.
These are the defences that have been installed at the junction of Spurriergate and High Ousegate, guarding both those streets as well as Coney Street beyond.
Workers have spent nearly seven weeks installing the eight bollards. Some of them are designed to slide into position when the footstreets are operating, ready to slide back when the roads reopen to traffic.
These ‘hostile vehicle mitigation barrier works’ follow the installation of bollards on High Petergate and Lendal.
Now the security work moves to another busy York road.
Goodramgate will be the next to be closed to traffic to have the bollards installed.
It will shut for six weeks from Monday 14 August at 5am to Friday 22 September at 7pm.
City of York Council is spending £3.5 million installing the bollards after police warned that York was vulnerable to a vehicle-based terrorist attack.
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