Stockton Council is working closely with Stockton’s Town Team to improve access to Stockton Town Centre shops and businesses while the multi-million pound regeneration progresses.
The works have been re-sequenced so that an additional crossing point can be opened from Saturday (24 May). It will link the top of Silver Street to outside the Rediscover Stockton Shop on the opposite side of the High Street.
The decision to introduce the new crossing point was taken after Stockton Town Team raised concerns about reduced access to businesses as a result of works in the central and northern parts of the High Street.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “We appreciate the Town Team raising these issues with us as it has meant that we have been able to make changes to the regeneration works at the earliest opportunity. Stockton has so much to offer residents, businesses and visitors alike, from independent shops and markets to eateries and first class, nationally acclaimed events and by improving the access to the town we can make sure more people can benefit from these.”
Chair of Stockton Town Team, Chris Butler, said: "Stockton Town Team are pleased the council has listened and taken prompt action."
The changes to the programme of works won’t delay the scheme. To find out more about the regeneration of Stockton Town Centre visit www.rediscoverstockton.co.uk