Closures ahead as roadworks revealed for busy Pershore road - The Evesham Observer

Closures ahead as roadworks revealed for busy Pershore road

Evesham Editorial 27th Jun, 2021   0

ROADWORKS will be in place next week as part of the scheme to make major improvements in the Pershore area

Works being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, will start on Wyre Road, to make improvements to the cycling and walking provision.

The works start next Monday (July 5) and will include the addition of a cycle/footway from Wyre Road roundabout to Station Road on the northern side of Wyre Road, the installation of a new kerb line, improvements to drainage and enhanced streetlighting.

These works are part of the wider Pershore Infrastructure Improvements Scheme, which aims to reduce congestion, improve traffic links and enhance cycling and walking routes, in and around the Pershore area.

As part of this scheme, works have recently started on the Pershore Northern Link Road, which will provide a link from Wyre Road to the A44, including a new bridge over the railway line.

Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “It’s great that we’re now in a position to deliver yet more improvements to the cycling and walking network in this area. It’s also pleasing to see the progress being made on delivering the important Pershore Northern Link Road.

“The improvements that have already been made as part of this scheme, and will be made going forward, will make a huge difference to improve journey time reliability for people travelling by car, as well as offering enhanced areas for people to walk and cycle.

“The works here are a key part of the council’s commitment to reducing congestion on the roads and improving active travel throughout the county.”

To allow the works on Wyre Road to take place, two-way traffic lights will be in place for much of the scheme. There will also be some planned daytime closures during October half term.

As part of the wider scheme, there’s also some planned work set to take place at Pinvin Junction. There will be night closures in place from Monday, July 12 to Sunday, July 18 to allow surfacing and lining works to take place. The closures will be between 8pm and 6am and will require a full closure of the junction, with diversions in place.

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