Colchester car park loses spaces for two days to allow maintenance work

Colchester's Priory Car Park is being upgraded. Artist's Impression: COLCHESTER COUNCIL

Colchester's Priory Car Park is being upgraded. Artist's Impression: COLCHESTER COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Colchester council is to reduce the number of spaces at the Priory car park next week as maintenance work is carried out.

The main part of the car park will remain open for use but some spaces at both the Queen Street and East Hill ends of the car park will be fenced off on Monday and Tuesday.

Improvements include a new layout to improve vehicle and pedestrian access with wider spaces allowing better access for disabled people and people with pushchairs.

A new pay and display payment system, enabling motorists to pay via their card, phone, or coin is also being installed. The borough said that during the partial closure other town centre car parks would be open.

Mike Lilley, Portfolio Holder for licensing, said: “The closure is necessary to allow the works remaining to be completed quickly and safely. Spreading the works across two days will help to minimise disruption by keeping spaces available.”


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