Bus stops will be moved for a month as part of a £5 million revamp of a city centre, regeneration bosses announced today, as it emerged work would get under way next week.
Footpath and road resurfacing work will be carried out in Wolverhampton from Monday.
Some buses will also stop in different places as a result of the work.
Cleveland Street and Queen Street will be revamped as part of an improvement scheme.
It is aimed at improving pedestrian routes, adding more space for events to take place and room to accommodate street cafes. The first phase of work will run until the end of November but will stop for the Christmas period.
It will begin again in January and is earmarked for completion in April.
Centro has confirmed that bus stops currently in use in Queen Street will be relocated during the duration of this work.
National Express West Midlands service 59 will stop at AU in Princess Street, and the West Midlands Special Needs Transport service 61 will stop at AT in Princess Street.
All Banga services 26, 530, 535, 545 and 634 will use the new stop AX in Tower Street. The work is part of the council’s long term plans to attract investment to the city and create shops, offices and 1,300 homes.
It comes after a £10.6 million development next to Wolverhampton bus station was announced, featuring 50,000 sq ft of office and retail space that will create up to 250 jobs and regenerate land which has stood empty for two years.
Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity, said: “These improvements are part of our wider plans to regenerate Wolverhampton city centre.”