Works are progressing well in Braintree as part of the pedestrianisation scheme.
A main section of paving work in the High Street has recently been completed, with paving work now moving into Great Square. Work has also begun in Market Place to lay the tarmac ready for the resin and paving to be added at a later stage.
The latest timeline of scheduled works is available online at www.braintree.gov.uk/pedestrianisation. Although the completion date for the whole scheme is August 2021, certain areas in the town centre will be completed before then as the contractor progresses through the town centre in a phased way.
The aim of the scheme is to create more opportunities for events and markets in the future, helping to encourage pedestrian movement around the town centre, boost footfall and aiding the town’s recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Tom Cunningham, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Braintree District Council, said: “It’s great to see the recent progress of works for the pedestrianisation scheme. I want to thank all residents, businesses and visitors for their ongoing patience and understanding during the works. We recognise that there has been some delay in completing some of the existing works and we understand the frustrations, and we look forward to completing these as soon as we can with our construction partner.”
Braintree District Council would encourage residents to follow the signage when visiting the town centre in place to keep everyone safe, including social distancing where possible, wearing a face covering when entering shops and washing/sanitising hands regularly.