A PATHWAY with one of the more intriguing names in Worcester will be closed to pedestrians for the foreseeable future while demolition and construction work is carried out.

Rack Alley, which links The Butts with Angel Row, will be closed for anything up to 19 months from Wednesday, June 23, with those on foot having to use a route from Angel Row, Angel Place to The Butts and vice versa.

The alley gets its name from the cloth industry.

The area north of the City Walls was Pitchcroft Meadow, which was covered in drying racks, where newly dyed cloth was left in the sunshine.

It is one of a number of walkways to be closed in the near future.

Meanwhile, Cypress Street will be closed this week from its junction with Alma Street to its junction with Crown Street to allow Worcestershire County Council to install a vehicle crossing.

Work, which is expected to last four days, begins tomorrow (Tuesday, June 22).

Drivers are reminded that work began at the weekend on resurfacing work in the city centre which means the closure of Foregate Street from its junction with Pierpoint Street to its junction with Castle Street.

The alternative route takes drivers on the City Walls Road, College Street, Deansway, Bridge Street, North Parade, Croft Road and Castle Street.

Work is expected to last for just under three weeks.

Part of Northwick Road will be closed early next month to allow for duct clearance work.

A stretch of the road heading into the city from its junction with Willowslea Road will be affected by the work, which is expected to last three days, beginning on Wednesday, July 7.