Garrick Street will be resurfaced over the coming days as the final phase of improvement works in Wolverhampton city centre continues.

The stretch of road between Central Library and Bilston Street will be closed to traffic overnight from Monday to Thursday, 23 to 26 November, Monday 30 November until Friday 3 December, and Monday and Tuesday 7 and 8 December. Also closed during the same period will be the one way stretch of Cleveland Street, from Bell Street to Garrick Street.

The work is being carried out overnight to minimise disruption, with the roads closed from 7pm to 6am most nights, except for late night shopping evenings when the closure will come into force at approximately 9.30pm.

Diversions will be in place during the closures, and access will be maintained to premises in St George's Parade and Old Hall Street.

The work is part of the final phase of a £1.6 million scheme to improve the area around Queen Street, Princess Street, Market Street and Garrick Street, making the area more pedestrian friendly and welcoming for shoppers.

Councillor Peter Bilson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Assets, said: "The city centre improvements play an important part in the wider multi million pound regeneration of Wolverhampton.

"We want to ensure that the city continues to be an attractive place to live, visit and work. Enhancing the city centre means we can attract more investment, retain the businesses we have and create more jobs.

"This scheme is helping to improve pedestrian access between the city centre and the Interchange area and also redirect vehicles away from our busy city centre pedestrian areas.

"We're carrying out this final phase of resurfacing work at Garrick Street overnight to keep any disruption to a minimum."

  • released: Friday 20 November, 2015