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Longer walks into Grimsby town centre

Longer walks into Grimsby town centre

Longer walks into Grimsby town centre

Grimsby pedestrians might need to take a longer route into the town centre from tomorrow (Wednesday, July 29) as work continues at St James’ Square.

Pathway diversions are changing as work continues on the redesign of the area.

The latest phase of the £1.8 million transformation of the square into a more family-friendly and accessible space centres upon the area near Cartergate, in front of St James’ Hotel and towards the Wilko’s building.

To allow for excavation and repaving, from tomorrow for up to two weeks, pedestrians wanting to access the town centre will be taken on two main routes:

  • Route 1: from the Cartergate underpass around the back of St James’ House and back into the town centre via Bethlehem Street. This area will be well-lit and kept clean.
  • Route 2: from Cartergate, across Frederick Ward Way and into the Freshney Place shopping centre entrance at Friargate Mall (which also includes an entrance to the market).  This route is open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.

Once the initial works have been completed, diversion route one will change for a further three to six weeks to take people in front of St James’ House, around the Minster and into town at the Minster side of the Wilko’s building. This will enable the repaving in front of the hotel.

Pedestrians from West Marsh are reminded that they can walk to the town centre through Brighowgate, over Deansgate Bridge or across Frederick Ward Way and into Freshney Place.

North East Lincolnshire Cabinet member for regeneration, Councillor John Fenty, said: “Yes, this will cause a slightly longer walking route into the town centre, but we assure those pedestrians that it will be worth it.

“This will be a square in which we can all take great pride.”

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