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Abington Street in Northampton reopens to traffic

Posted: 09/12/14 by West Northamptonshire Council

Yesterday, Monday 8 December, the top of Abington Street reopened to traffic for the first time in decades.
 
Earlier this year, work started to depedestrianise part of Abington Street, opening up to traffic as well as introducing parking and dropping off bays. The Northampton Alive project is part of the Borough Council’s wider strategy to increase the number of shoppers and businesses in the town centre.
 
Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council said: “The reopening of Abington Street will revitalise the area as we bring more shoppers and visitors into that part of our town centre and increase free parking in the town with over 40 extra spaces that will be free for two hours.
 
“We have worked on making it easier to visit Northampton, introducing free parking offers and improving the public transport infrastructure. And, through our Business Incentive Scheme, we have introduced a range of grants that are filling vacant units and stimulating the local economy.

"We have already seen great interest from businesses keen to locate on the newly re-opened Abington Street and I hope this will seen the street thrive again.
 
“I would like to thank all of the businesses for their patience through the reopening process. And, with Abington Street reopened, I am looking forward to seeing a real boost in the area as more shoppers come into the top of Abington Street.”
 
The newly reopened section of Abington Street has 30 additional parking bays that are free to use for up to two hours, as well as dropping off points and 17 disabled parking bays.
 
For more information about how Northampton Alive projects are regenerating Northampton, visit www.northampton.gov.uk/alive 

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