Parking is to be suspended along the entire length of York Street in Bath from Friday, April 24th.
B&NES says it follows the discovery of defects within the highway structure during an inspection earlier this month.
‘Following advice from both Council and independent engineers, York Street has been partially closed between Abbey Street and Stall Street to traffic to ensure the safety of the public and the scheduled ancient monument beneath the highway. Bath & North East Somerset Council is working to avoid closing the entire length of York Street in order to minimise disruption.
However, to ensure pedestrian safety and to maintain two way traffic, parking is to be suspended in the section of York Street that remains open.
Urgent remedial repairs are required. At this time it is unknown how long the road closure will remain in place, however we are working to make the road safe as soon as possible.’
Alternative access to Swallow Street will be via Lower Borough Walls, Stall Street, Abbeygate Street, Swallow Street between 10am and 6pm. Pedestrian access is not affected..
B&NES says it understands this will cause inconvenience and appreciates the cooperation of residents and local businesses.
The Council will be issuing regular updates throughout the works.