Business as usual as St Giles Street improvements start
Work to improve the footpaths and roadway in St Giles Street have started today between Hazelwood Road and Castilian Street.
The street will be fully open to pedestrians and all businesses will be open as usual while the work takes place. There will be a break in the programme between October this year and the end of January next year to allow businesses in the St Giles Street area to maximise their Christmas trade.
The improvements programme will be carried out in stages and will be fully completed by May 2017.
Councillor Mary Markham, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “It is business as usual on St Giles Street and at all of the fantastic businesses that helped to earn the street the Great British High Street title last year. There will of course be some disruption while the improvement work takes place but shoppers and pedestrians will have access to the street at all times and we are in regular liaison with businesses, keeping them informed of what is planned, when and where.”
A detailed plan of the whole programme of works can be seen on our website at: www.northampton.gov.uk/StGilesSt