FOSSGATE will be closed to traffic on Sunday as new restrictions are brought in.

The one-way restriction is being reversed, the road is becoming a pedestrian priority zone from 8am to 6pm, and road space is being set aside for pavement cafes.

On Sunday, September 17 the road will be closed from 8am to 6pm to allow work like new signs being put up.

Cllr Ian Gillies, executive member for transport, said: “Fossgate is fast becoming one of York’s most loved streets with a vibrant mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and independent shops making it a great place for people to shop and relax. These changes come after an ongoing discussion with residents and businesses to help make the area more appealing.

“Fossgate has been going from strength to strength over recent years and I hope these changes will help to further enhance the street.”

The changes are experimental and will run for 18 months, before a decision is made over whether to make it permanent.

The pedestrian priority zone will also allow access for cyclists, and the street cafes will only be allowed during specific hours.