Work is taking place now to transform Norwich Way in Kirkby into an attractive, pedestrianised area.
The road, between the Kirkby Centre and Civic Square, has been permanently closed off to vehicles and will undergo substantial public realm improvements to complement the appearance of Civic Square.
The work will provide an improved entrance to the Kirkby Centre, improving safety and accessibility to local facilities for pedestrians.
It will allow easy pedestrian access to the Cenotaph and flag pole, which have been refurbished and relocated to Civic Square with the support of the Royal British Legion.
The work started on Monday 16 January and is likely to take around three months to complete.
Access to council services and Poco Coffee within the Kirkby Centre, together with the new Kirkby Bus Station, remain unaffected during the work.
This is just the latest piece of work in the wider Kirkby regeneration programme, which has already seen the appearance, landscaping and layout of the town centre transformed.
The work to date has created four key spaces – Civic Square, St Chad’s Parade, Newtown Gardens and the Market Square – all linked to bring the town centre together.
A planning application from St Modwen for town centre expansion plans is anticipated soon.