CUMBERLAND council have said that work for the redevelopment of a popular city centre street are 'right on track' - as they remind the public that businesses are still open as usual.

This week more paving has been laid and trees have been planted along Devonshire Street ahead of the re-opening of the road.

Despite the works the council have asked the public to 'please remember that businesses on Devonshire Street are open as usual'.

This includes businesses such as the Thin White Duke, Scott Duff & Co, Connelley’s Wine and Cocktail Bar, Le Gall, Eaten by Monsters, Sweet Tooth, Nationwide Building Society, Santander, Greggs, Black Box Architects, Paradiso, John Taylor, This Time, The Temple Art Collective and Pizza Express.

Businesses in Friars Court are also still open for business, these include Print Yard, Beauty @ Solo and Hair Works.

On social media, a spokesman for Cumberland council said: "We’re right on track for a summer opening – stay tuned for more updates."

The council have told the public that contractors will be working this Saturday (8 June) from 8am to 5pm and thanked people for their understanding.