Four hundred car parking spaces will be available when Lucy Tower multi-storey car park in Lincoln partially re-opens from midday.
All but 50 of the spaces will be made available in time for the Lincoln Christmas Market.
The 450-space facility first shut in March for a revamp expected to cost £1.4 million but building work was suspended in June after contractors discovered that corrosion to steel used in the structure was a lot worse than first thought.
Structural engineers were called in to determine whether repairs were viable and the cost of the job has now risen to £2 million, but the City of Lincoln Council says the work will extend the structure’s lifespan by a further decade.
Work resumed in September but now, after safety inspections, it has been decided that 400 spaces can be used.
The entire car park is set to open by February.