New work offers vroom with a stunning view - The Evesham Observer

New work offers vroom with a stunning view

Evesham Editorial 9th Nov, 2022   0

HIGHWAYS chiefs have taken the wraps off the latest work on the Southern Link Road which offers fantastic views of the surrounding area.

The Ketch viewpoint offers stunning panoramic views of the major improvements made as part of the SLR works, Powick Hams, Worcester and the Malvern Hills.

The car park alongside the viewpoint which has been fully refurbished, has now also re-opened.

Later this year, improved information panels will be installed at the viewpoint, providing more information about the landscape, wildlife and historical features on view.

Coun Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said: “This is yet another great improvement delivered by Worcestershire County Council, as part of the Southern Link Road works.

“This scheme has delivered so much, from the dualling of the road to enhancements made for cyclists and pedestrians.

“It’s clear to see the impact these works are having in and around Worcester and this viewpoint will give people an ideal opportunity to see these improvements in action, as well as taking in some fantastic views of our beautiful county.”

When installed, the boards will also provide details about significant battles which took place in the area during the English Civil Wars; the Battle of Powick Bridge on September 23 1642 and the Battle of Worcester on September 3 1651.

Before works started, the Worcestershire Achieve and Archaeology Service carried out excavations in the area, finding more than 40 musket, carbine and pistol balls, military equipment, horseshoes, harness fittings, coins and buckles.

These new panels replace the previous ones that had begun to look tired and were out of date.

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