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Works to improve Watford town centre to finish this week 

 Published on: 22nd October 2018   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Works to make Watford town and centre more pedestrian friendly will wrap up this week. 

Shoppers can now enjoy a less polluted and cycle friendly town centre thanks to a multimillion pound investment which is scheduled to finish Saturday, October 27. 

Bollards are now in place to prevent vehicles from illegally driving through the centre, which has also allowed the bus services to provide smoother and quicker travel for residents and tourists to the town. The council will also be providing more bus stops in the centre by introducing a new stop E near NatWest.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Autumn 2018 is a landmark moment for the town, with the opening of the newly renovated High Street and the grand intu extension, including the 86,000 square foot Debenhams superstore.

I’m grateful to everyone for their patience during the High Street works so far. It is so important that we have a vibrant and thriving centre. This upgrade will make the High Street feel safer and cleaner, with more space and less traffic.”

Bollards are now in place to prevent vehicles from illegally driving through the town centre, which has also allowed the bus services to provide smoother and quicker travel for residents and visitors to the town. The council will also be providing more bus stops in the centre by introducing a new stop E near NatWest.

To coincide with the intu development, the council was clear that a new centre must be accompanied by an equally smart looking High Street. This has been achieved by laying attractive new paving, upgrading the bus shelters, banishing unwanted clutter, providing a new dedicated taxi rank just behind the High Street itself and offering new permanent disabled parking bays. 

For more information, please visit watford.gov.uk/highstreetimprovements 

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