Plans being developed to solve A46 traffic woes - The Evesham Observer

Plans being developed to solve A46 traffic woes

Evesham Editorial 16th Jan, 2017 Updated: 17th Jan, 2017   0

AMBITIOUS plans to find ways of tackling the A46’s traffic woes have been backed by Pershore’s MP Harriett Baldwin.

The MP was recently briefed by county councillor Adrian Hardman on plans being developed by Highways England to improve traffic flow along the busy trunk road.

It comes after a working party was set-up with local authority representatives to identify solutions to reduce congestion at junction nine of the M5, and along the A46 from where it starts at Ashchurch, through the Vale and up to Coventry.

As the Observer has previously reported, Mrs Baldwin held talks at the end of last year with highways chiefs to lay out proposals for a roundabout at Sedgeberrow, and called on them to include the proposals in their blueprint for strategic road improvements which they are currently developing.

Mrs Baldwin said: “I am grateful for Adrian for taking the time to brief me on his discussions. I have already raised the A46 congestion issue with Highways England and in particular problems that people in Sedgeberrow and Beckford have joining the main road.

“My top priority at the moment is securing funding for the Pershore Link Road and helping Worcestershire County Council to make the business case for the Carrington Road Bridge project.

“The A46 will become an increasingly important link road for commuters and it is wise to start developing a long-term plan.

“I have asked Adrian to keep me informed and have offered to meet again with Highways England to discuss this matter further if required,” she added.


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