10th Dec, 2016

Viaduct Car Park won't be open in time for late May bank holiday

Joshua Godfrey 18th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR Evesham car park won’t be re-opened in time for the late May bank holiday as flooding has delayed vital repair works by one week.

The £146,000 resurfacing work of the Viaduct Meadow Car Park has been brought to a halt following last week’s deluge of rain which caused the River Avon to flood for the second time this year.

Workers on the site are now waiting for the ground to sufficiently dry out before work to fully resurface the car park can continue. It’s the first time its being fully resurfaced since it was originally laid in 1995.

Wychavon District Council had hoped the site, which has been closed since the end of February, would be re-opened by Friday, May 27 in time for the bank holiday weekend.

Now as a result of the flooding the car park won’t open until seven days later than originally planned.

Peter Head, Property and Project Manager at Wychavon, said: “Our engineers have assessed the car park, now that the flood water has gone down, and fortunately the sub base has not been too badly affected.

“Despite that, the flooding has delayed the work by about seven days whilst we wait for the ground to dry sufficiently before continuing site operations.”