WORKS on a major scheme to make improvements in the Pershore area are progressing well.
Works being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, are currently taking place on Wyre Road, to make improvements to the cycling and walking provision. These works have recently focused on clearing the site of existing vegetation and drainage, including the retention pond.
Works are also taking place on the new Pershore Northern Link Road, and if you’ve been past the site recently you will have noticed the changing landscape. Piles have been sunk into bedrock and the new columns have now been installed north and south of the rail track for the new railway bridge. The majority of the drainage has been installed and foundations laid for the 8 metre high retention wall to the south.
Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “These works are very important for the area and it’s great to see the progress that’s being made.
“These improvements, along with other works that have taken place as part of the wider scheme, 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 walking and cycling routes throughout the county.”
To allow the works on Wyre Road to progress, the road will need to be closed to vehicles from 8am on Monday, October 25 to 5pm on Friday, October 29. This closure will enable essential works to take place on the new cycle/footway at the junction of Wyre Road and Station Road. The closure will also allow works to take place where carriageway works are needed outside of what we can do under temporary lights.
A diversion will be in place and access to frontages and businesses will be via this diversion.
Please note that the work programme may be subject to change.
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.
For more information about the scheme, visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/pershore