Sheepmarket in Stamford will close on Sunday for improvement work to be completed

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Sheepmarket, Castle Street and Castle Dyke will be closed on Sunday (November 1) for improvement works to be completed.

The programme of improvement works have included a new zebra crossing, footpath widening on Castle Dyke and resurfacing of Sheepmarket, Castle Street and Castle Dyke.

The zebra crossing will provide a safe crossing point linking the town centre to Stamford bus station. Widening of the footpath along Castle Dyke will also improve safety for pedestrians.

During the works, which started on Monday, October 5, traffic management systems have been in place, including three-way traffic lights and ‘stop and go’ signs to keep traffic moving.

Craig Harrison, area highways officer said: “This is a busy shopping area in Stamford and the zebra crossing will link the footpath on Castle Dyke with the pedestrianised area surrounding Queen Eleanor’s Cross.

“It also forms part of the Stamford Gateway project, improving access for pedestrians to the bus station and railway station.

“By removing the parking on Castle Dyke, access will also be improved to the nearby car parks as traffic will be able to move more freely.

“The roads are being resurfaced as part of the works, ensuring they’ll be in good condition for years to come.”

For more information about these road works, please visit the Lincolnshire County Council website or follow @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.