WORK has started on pedestrianising part of a busy shopping area.
Portsmouth City Council hopes making the south end of Palmerston Road, Southsea, a no-car zone will create a more welcoming environment for pedestrians, improve walking links to the seafront and boost the local economy.
Contractors Colas started work yesterday on raising the road and laying a more attractive surface.
Following the works cars will not be able to travel from Osborne Road to the Villiers Road junction – but buses, cyclists and loading vehicles will still be permitted.
Drivers will need to travel from Osborne Road, through Clarendon Road, Granada Road and South Parade to Clarence Parade. The 5, 19 and 700 buses will be diverted via Clarence Parade during the work.
The works, which will take place from 8pm to 5pm Monday to Friday, are set to finish by June.