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Improvements to pedestrian areas start in Doncaster town centre

A major scheme to improve the look and feel of the Doncaster town centre is underway.

The works will see paving areas enhanced with all tarmac and concrete patches from repairs carried out in the last few years replaced with the original stone work finish.

As part of the refurbishment, paving will be levelled out where needed, any broken slabs replaced and repointing work carried out.

The £251,000 scheme is being funded through the council’s capital budget and will see the phased works carried out by 2021:

• Frenchgate
• High Street
• Baxter Gate
• Scot Lane
• St George Gate
• Market Place (Sunny Bar to Scot Lane)
• Market Place (Primark to High Fisher Gate)
• High Fisher Gate
• Sunny Bar
• Printing Office Street
• Cleveland Street
• Priory Place
• Wood Street

Works to improve St Sepulchre Gate will be programmed in at a later date.

Cllr Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Trading Services, said: “These improvements will make a big difference in our town centre. The refurbished and restored paved surfaces will enhance the aesthetics and be better and safer for pedestrians. These works are part of our ongoing commitment to improve the town centre and attract more business and visitors.”

The refurbished paved surfaces will be of particular benefit to mobility users and the physically and visually impaired.

Capital funding must be spent on building and infrastructure projects and cannot be used to pay for day-to-day council services.