Contractor Edmund Nuttall has begun work on rebuilding a major public walkway running through the heart of the Olympic Park.
The route known as the greenway is currently in a state of disrepair, poorly lit and underused by the local community. As part of its transport planning for the Games, the ODA will redesign and rebuild the walkway, and restore it for use by the local community.The first stage of work involves repairing and resurfacing the area, including filling in potholes and installing lighting on a 1km stretch of the walkway from Pudding Mill Lane to Marshgate Lane.ODA project sponsor for The Greenway project, Kath Markey said, 'The temporary work we are starting this week will help improve access until we can open the newly designed and reconstructed Greenway next summer.' Last month, Adams and Sutherland were chosen as the practise to redesign the Greenway after winning the design competition. Construction work on the finalised plans is due to the start in the New Year and the opening is expected in the summer of 2008