Work under way to improve pedestrian and cycle paths in Hartlepool

Work is starting this week to improve more than two kilometres of paths in part of Hartlepool.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 29th July 2019, 6:35 pm
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen

The scheme – which is expected to take around 15 weeks to complete – will see improved accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists on a number of paths in the new Bishop Cuthbert residential area.

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The work – which is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority – will see a new surface laid and also an upgrade to two footbridges.

Although access to the paths will be affected, the open grassed areas will mostly still be open for use.

Coun John Tennant, chairman of the council’s neighbourhood services committee, said: “This work will really improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.”