One of Cambridgeshire's oddest traditions gets under way this morning...
Peterborough - New City Centre Beauty Works
Work to enhance Lower Bridge Street begins today (Monday 19th).
It follows the completion of similar schemes to improve the public realm of the city centre in Bridge Street, Long Causeway,
Cathedral Square, St John's Square and Cowgate and more recently Wheelyard connecting the cathedral grounds and Midgate.
Once completed, they'll be new paving in keeping with Bridge Street and Long Causeway, new seating, upgraded LED lighting including coloured uplighting to trees, more cycle parking and a new covered cycle parking shelter.
There will also be:
* New paving to highlight the entrance to the Rivergate Shopping Centre and LED lighting in the passageway connecting to Rivergate
* Improved lighting and surfacing through the underpass which links to the river and Embankment
* Improvements to the crossing point on the court access road near the underpass for pedestrians/cyclists
* New railings to Bourges Boulevard road crossing and outside Peterborough Magistrates' Court
In January work will begin on refurbishing the traffic signals adjacent to the police station and the Old Customs House.
Improvements will also be made to the paving between East Station Road and the Old Customs House across the Town Bridge.
In addition, upgrades will be made to the pedestrian crossing which connects Bridge Street with Lower Bridge Street and the footpath beside the Poundland store to St Peter's Road will be resurfaced.
The works are estimated to cost £2.1m and will be completed by summer 2017.
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