City street set for £40,000 facelift

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THE Arundel Street precinct in Portsmouth city centre is to have a £40,000 revamp.

The aim is to return the street to how it was 12 years ago, when the current layout was put in as part of a £800,000 project funded by the South East England Development Agency.

Portsmouth City Council says the road will undergo a deep-clean and improvements to the lighting will be made, as well as other general maintenance.

Cllr Luke Stubbs, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and economic development said: ‘Arundel Street looked great when it was refurbished 12 years ago.

‘Since then its condition has deteriorated but this work should reinvigorate it.

‘It is extremely important we make the most of everything in the city. It is much more efficient to maximise the potential of what we already have than to let it decline to the point where we have to build something new from scratch.’

The work began last week and will be finished by the end of the summer.