WORK has started on a Romsey town centre street to make it more accessible.

Bell Street closed on Monday, September 4, as scheduled, so improvements works could begin.

As part of the work, the road will be narrowed in order to reduce vehicle speeds and the footway and carriageway will be at one level to aid accessibility. A new drainage system will also be introduced to reduce the risk of flooding and maintenance required.

Work is expected to take 28 weeks to complete, spread over two phases, with the first ending in mid-November.