Road closure plans are revealed - The Evesham Observer

Road closure plans are revealed

Evesham Editorial 25th Jun, 2018   0

LONG-SUFFERING Pershore commuters and businesses are being invited to attend an exhibition next week to find out more about the planned closure of part of one of the town’s main roads during the summer.

Persimmon Homes is hosting the exhibition at Pershore High School on Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm to explain about the highway works planned to take place on Station Road.

The works are essential in order to accommodate the new housing development being built along the route and includes the installation of permanent four-way traffic lights, widening of the existing highway and pedestrian crossing points.

In order to carry out the work Station Road will be closed at the junction with Wyre Road up to Pershore High School from July 21 to August 23 with traffic diverted along Wyre Road and Abbey View Road.

Further work will take place from August 28 to December 21. This will require Wyre Road to be closed for five days during October half-term but it is hoped the remainder of the work can be carried out under the existing temporary traffic lights.

While the works are required to be carried out as part of the planning permission Wychavon District Council granted for the Wyre Meadows development, the programme of highways works and planned road closures have been agreed with Worcestershire County Council.

Coun Bradley Thomas, executive board member for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, said: “The works are a necessary consequence of the planning conditions attached to the planning permission that Persimmon Homes have to comply with and which we have been seeking to enforce for some time.

“Inevitably the works cannot be completed without some disruption to traffic. However, I would stress Wychavon has raised concerns about minimising disruption for residents, businesses and visitors.

“We will maintain contact in the run up to and during the road closures with both Persimmon Homes and Worcestershire County Council who are actually managing the road closures to ensure that local concerns and needs are taken into account and to ensure the works are completed as soon as possible.”

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