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Stonegate footway repaving scheme

Update on Stonegate and Blake Street footway repaving scheme

Works to repave and resurface the footway on Stonegate have now been completed

Works will now begin on Blake Street. We'll be carrying out works over a period of approximately 7 weeks in February, pausing for the half term break and finishing by 31 March.

We would like to apologise for any disruption that the works cause, but restrictions are in place to keep residents and visitors safe.

If anyone has any issues during the working hours, speak to the staff on site and we’ll try to correct any issues straight away if we can.


  • Stonegate: completed Friday 3 February
  • Blake Street: works taking place from Tuesday 7 February, for around 7 weeks

Location of repaving works

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Purpose of the works

The works will enhance the street appearance and character, creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment. This will attract more people into the area and improve access for pedestrians.

There are significant defects in the surface of the footways to be replaced, where paving slabs are broken and uneven, which make it unsafe for pedestrians. Existing paving that is taken up and in fair condition, will be taken back to our yard and re-used for future maintenance.

To improve accessibility we will be introducing dropped kerbs where appropriate and possible to do so (there are some restrictions due to the locations of existing cellars).

12 dropped crossings will be installed/renewed, so far 4 existing have been renewed and 6 new dropped kerbs have been installed, the final 2 will be installed during the works. If dropped kerbs can be placed directly opposite to each other, tactile paving will be installed too.

As part of the ongoing Footways Renewals Programme similar works are also planned to be undertaken on Lendal and Coppergate.

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Pedestrian access during works

Pedestrian access has been altered to allow works to the footways to take place. Access to all properties and businesses is retained at all times by foot. Signage is in place to divert pedestrians to the opposite footpath to use and ramps have also been put in place.

Access to business entrances is maintained, but at a reduced width and occasionally with some temporary surfaces. Traffic marshals are on site on Blake Street between 7.00am and 4.00pm, during working hours to assist.

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Impact on businesses (including shops, cafés and restaurants)

We held an engagement session for businesses and residents in November to gain feedback prior to works starting.

We will install ‘businesses open as usual signage’ along all the routes during the works.

We encourage businesses and retailers to contact us if we can provide any more information or support via e-mail:

Impact on deliveries and vehicles during the works

Deliveries are permitted as normal, during their allocated hours, 5.00am to 10.30am.

This is managed by our traffic marshals on Blake Street, but vehicle access is only possible up to our works area at any one time. Please note that when we are working outside a business any deliveries may require lifting aids (trolleys, sack barrows etc) to take goods from the vehicle to the business.

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Also see

Stonegate Repaving Scheme

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA