Iconic Westgate Towers to close

Westgate Towers
Canterbury's Westgate Towers Photo:

The closure of Canterbury's Westgate Towers in an ambitious project to reorganise the city's roads is expected to cause weeks of traffic chaos. The city's council is calling it the most radical change to Canterbury's road network for twenty years.

From tomorrow, the city's Westgate Towers will close for 12 months as part of a trial project to protect the towers, reduce congestion and improve air quality. Councillor Peter Vickery-Jones from Canterbury City Council says they have undergone carried out consultation.