A set of footpath improvement works in a Lincolnshire town will create more than a month of disruption for local residents. The footpath on Edinburgh Road in Stamford will be completely rebuilt between Charles Road and Green Lane, costing the county council £175,000.
Work was initially set to begin on Monday, November 6, but recent weather conditions have pushed the start date back to Friday, November 10. The works on site will take place between 7.30am and 5pm from Monday to Friday with a road closure in place throughout, including weekends.
They are due to finish on Friday, January 12. Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for Highways, admitted the work will cause “inevitable disruption”. He said: “The footway is reaching the end of its serviceable life, and we will carry out a full rebuild to improve this area for Stamford.
“New crossing points will also be installed whilst the work is undertaken to provide improved areas for pedestrians to cross the road.”
Councillor Davies added: “To deliver these works will cost £175,000 and the improvement to this section of Stamford’s footpath will be a well-felt benefit to the area. We appreciate that there will be some inevitable disruption whilst the works are happening, and we will do everything possible to keep this to a minimum.
“I want to thank everyone affected for their understanding and patience whilst we complete this work programme.”