Local contractor to undertake Wellington repaving scheme

Contractors will be moving on site to start the repaving of Wellington town centre on Monday.

Local contractor to undertake Wellington repaving scheme

Local firm McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd have secured the contract for the scheme to repave New Street, Market Square and the area outside Rasputin's.

Roads in the centre of Wellington - New Street, Market Square, Bell Street, Crown Street and Duke Street - are now closed while the first phase of the repaving scheme is completed.

The roads were previously only open to through-traffic between 4pm and 10am but this traffic order has been temporarily suspended while the repaving is carried out.

Traders and shoppers in Wellington are being asked to get in touch if the road closures cause them any problems. A site office has been set up at 1 Bell Street for anyone experiencing any problems or who would simply like to look at the plans.

McPhillips will move on site from Monday when work on repaving New Street will start. This is scheduled for completion by the end of October.

The work will then finish in the centre so it does not affect Christmas trade and will start again in Market Square and the area outside Rasputin's in January 2011.

Leader of the Council Andrew Eade said: "It is great that we have got a local company carrying out this major scheme for us and I look forward to working with McPhillips as the work progresses.

"We hope this scheme will make a huge difference for shoppers and traders and will help to make the centre of Wellington more attractive, as well as linking through from the £8.5 million Civic Quarter which is also progressing well in the centre of town."

A total of £1.1 million has been earmarked for improving the streets in Wellington centre. This includes repaving, new bins, lighting, seating and CCTV.

Anyone who wishes to get in touch about the road closures or the regeneration scheme should visit the site office at 1 Bell Street or contact the Borough Towns Initiative hotline on 01952 382006.