Worcestershire County Council to resume work on Southern Link Road

Resumption of work on SLR4

Following the recent guidance from Transport Minister, Baroness Vere, regarding Highway Maintenance and Improvement Schemes, Alun Griffiths Contracting Ltd (AGCL) will be resuming operations on SLR4 during the week commencing 4th May. Initially this will entail establishing appropriate hygiene facilities and introducing other COVID-19 measures. Thereafter there will be a phased resumption of works notably including:

Powick Old Road

Powick Old Road (and the pedestrian/cycle link down to it from the A449) will be closed from the Service Vehicle Layby to just south of Powick Old Bridge from 11th May until the end of the Summer. Northbound pedestrians can either use the footway along the A449 for its entire length or use the Public Right of Way to re-join the Old Road immediately south of the Old Bridge (and vice versa if travelling southbound). Northbound cyclists will be directed to re-join the carriageway but they can use the Public Right of Way should they wish to do so. Southbound cyclists will be directed to use the carriageway. Despite being part of the construction site, this route has been kept open for as long as possible for pedestrians and cyclists; however, it is now required for operational purposes in connection with the construction of the Hams Way Footbridge.

A449 Malvern Road northbound only between Powick Village and Powick Roundabout

A daytime lane closure will be required for 3 days during the week commencing 11th May, roughly opposite Cromwell’s Restaurant, to enable some ditch clearance work to take place. Vehicles will be able to travel in both directions during the work.

Temeside Way

Temeside Way will be closed westbound only on Saturday 16th May between 9pm and 5:30am to allow the installation of concrete barriers for a period where there will be no permanent Vehicle Restraint Barriers in place. A diversion will be signed via London Road/Sidbury/Bromwich Road. Temeside Way will be open as usual eastbound.

A449 Malvern Road closure in both directions between Old Road and Powick roundabout

Ducting, road crossing and drainage cleansing works were halted at the beginning of the COVID-19 shut down. Malvern Road will be closed overnight between 9pm and 5:30am in both directions during the week commencing Monday 25th May (beginning on the Tuesday after the bank holiday) for approximately 2-3 weeks. A diversion will be signed via Bromwich Road/Bromyard Road/Hams Way.

Ketch and Powick Roundabouts

Core samples of the existing carriageway on the roundabouts and their approaches/exits will be taken overnight commencing on 26th May. The work will be carried out between 9pm and 5:30am and will require two-way temporary traffic signals at some of the locations. Although every effort will be taken to keep it to a minimum, the work may be noisy at times.

A449 Malvern Road southbound only

The A449 southbound carriageway will be closed overnight south of Powick Roundabout between 9pm and 5:30am, probably on the evening of 10th June*. AGCL will contact Cromwell’s Restaurant and the two residential properties next door to explain access arrangements during the closures. A strategic diversion suitable for all classes of vehicles eg HGVs will be signed via Upton, however, it is recognised that locals and some sat nav users may well take shorter informal diversion routes. *This closure will go ahead upon the conclusion of the works detailed above.

Hams Way westbound only

Hams Way will be closed westbound only on 11th June** between 9pm and 5:30am. A diversion will be signed via Bromwich Road and Bromyard Road. **This closure will go ahead upon the conclusion of the works detailed above.

All work will be carried out in accordance with the Highway Sector’s Site Operating Procedures with regard to controlling COVID-19 (covering self-isolation, travel to work, hygiene measures, social distancing etc).


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