Frenchgate,Â High Street,Â Baxter Gate,Â Scot Lane,Â St George Gate, Sunny Bar to Scot Lane,Primark to High Fisher Gate, High Fisher Gate, Sunny Bar, Printing Office Street, Cleveland Street, Priory Place, Wood Street will all be worked on.Â
As part of the refurbishment, paving will be levelled out where needed, any broken slabs replaced and re-pointing work carried out.
Works to improve St Sepulchre Gate will be programmed in at a later date.
Highways bosses said the refurbished surfaces will be of particular benefit to mobility users,Â the physically and visually impaired.Â
Capital funding must be spent on building and infrastructure projects and cannot be used to pay for day-to-day council services.
The project is hoped to be complete by 2021.
CounÂ Joe Blackham, cabinet member for highways, street scene and trading services, said: 'These improvements will make a big difference in our town centre. 'The refurbished and restored paved surfaces will enhance the aesthetics and be better and safer for pedestrians. These works are part of our ongoing commitment to improve the town centre and attract more business and visitors.' Â