Contractors are expected to start to start work on the resurfacing of Maryport Street South Car Park on the 21st March. The works will also see a new layout which incorporates water gardens to accommodate surface water, and blue badge spaces, as well as electrical charging and pedestrian access points.
The cost of the works has been jointly funded by Monmouthshire County Council and Usk Town Council, and archaeologists will be carrying out a watching brief during the works should anything historically significant come to light during the works. In addition to the works, the county council will assess the need for parking restrictions on Maryport Street. The layout of the bays within the car park will be kept under review in order to make sure that the use of the newly designed car park is maximised and will benefit the whole community.
The nature of the works will require the car park to be closed fully for a 12-week period, although it is hoped that the work may be completed sooner. However, should any significant archaeology come to light this may mean works have to be extended - once work is underway the situation should become clearer.
Regular users of the car park are asked to find alternative places to park during this period. The resurfacing work to this car park has been long overdue and we understand this will cause inevitable inconvenience to many of you. We are grateful for your patience and understanding whilst the work is progress and look forward to the benefits once the works are complete.