Improvement work on the Queen’s Park Suspension Bridge begins today and will last until the autumn.
The steel work will be cleaned and repainted and new non-slip surfacing panels will be installed on top of the existing wooden planks to improve pedestrian safety during wet and icy weather.
Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Community and Environment, said “The Suspension Bridge is an iconic structure on the Chester waterfront and is well used on a daily basis by residents and visitors to the city.
“The refurbishment work will enhance the appearance of the bridge and allow pedestrians to enjoy the river crossing in safety.”
Handbridge Park Councillor Razia Daniels said: “I am delighted that this work is being carried out and look forward to the contract getting underway.”
Access will be maintained during the work for residents and businesses along The Groves and Grosvenor Park Terrace.