London,
08
March
2010
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00:00
Europe/London

Church Street set for two-way traffic

The one-way traffic diversion on Stoke Newington Church Street in Hackney is due to be removed at the end of the week (12 March) as new pavements and road surfacing work nears completion.

Major works to improve and regenerate the area along Church Street started last September following the Council’s consultation with residents and businesses.

Two-way traffic will return to the street, which is a key economic and social centre within Hackney, as the road surfacing works come to an end. The footway works, at the end of the road between Wilmer Place and the High Street, will continue without the need for a traffic diversion and are expected to be completed in April.

Councillor Alan Laing, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We have worked closely with residents and the Stoke Newington Business Association to ensure the scheme was delivered as soon as possible and to the highest possible standard. The investment in Church Street has created a safer, more pleasant and coordinated environment that is sure to benefit residents, businesses and visitors.”

Rosanne Berry, Chair of Stoke Newington Business Association, said:
“The street is already looking good and is uniform, thanks to the Council and the workmen who have done a great job and kept us involved and updated throughout the project. We are really looking forward to the works being completed and the area once again thriving and active.”

For more information about the works contact Hackney Service Centre on 020 8346 2897 or email: info@hackney.gov.uk