WORK is now under way to transform Newmarket Street into a tree-lined "boulevard".

The removal of the central reservation is now complete, with the work undertaken over the weekend and overnight last week.

Using the extra space created by the removal of the central reserve, enough work space has been created to allow new pavements to be constructed where the hoardings were around the Old Market site.

This phase of work is to take three weeks and two lanes will be maintained in either direction.