PROGRESS is being made on a major revamp of Braintree town centre.

Work resumed last month after Braintree Council appointed a new contractor to complete the pedestrianisation scheme.

As a result new paving has now been laid along the main High Street.

Over the Bank Holiday, resin has also been applied which completes a section of the High Street from Natural Way all the way up to the lower end of Bank Street outside George Yard Shopping Centre.

Work continued over the Bank Holiday weekend

Work continued over the Bank Holiday weekend

The work will see Market Place, Great Square and the High Street transformed into a new public space with one-level paving, street furniture, CCTV, Wi-Fi hotspots, trees and new seating areas.

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Works in each area will be completed in a phased approach starting off with the south of the High Street, from Timpson to Patrick & Menzies Opticians.

So far, the scheme has seen the installation of new disabled bays in Bank Street and the creation of a new southbound bus and cycle lane on Fairfield Road.

The multi-million pedestrianisation scheme is part of a major investment in the town centre alongside the £30million Victoria Square development.

It hopes to modernise the town centre to bring more people into the centre, boost trade for existing local businesses, but also attract new businesses into Braintree.