Whittington Roundabout Improvement Scheme
Construction contractor Alun Griffiths has
been appointed on behalf of Worcestershire County Council to carry
out highways improvement works on Whittington Roundabout in
The works, the first in a series taking place
throughout the lighter spring and summer months, are designed to
improve traffic flow in the area and improve driving
Vegetation removal has already started in
readiness for the scheme to take place and clearance steps up a
gear today as Alun Griffiths continue to make the area ready for
work to begin in two weeks' time (Monday, March 12).
Traffic management is scheduled to be set up
on Sunday, March 11, ready for the carriageway works to start
Monday, 12 March.
As is to be expected with major carriageway
works, it is anticipated that there will be some delays to traffic
during the construction period though every effort will be made to
minimise disruption. Traffic management will be in place to ensure
things run as smoothly as possible and drivers are thanked for
The traffic management will include a
temporary 30mph speed limit with narrowed lanes approaching the
roundabout. This is designed to minimise traffic disruption whilst
allowing the workforce to safely construct the improvements.
Works are estimated for completion during the
school summer holidays.
Worcestershire County Council Head of
Integrated Transport Peter Blake said: "Whittington
Roundabout is a key gateway to Worcester and improvements are
necessary to keep the city's traffic moving as freely as possible.
Whilst delays are likely whilst works are underway every effort
will be made to keep these to a minimum and drivers will benefit
from real improvements to journey times once the enhancements are
completed in summer".
As a key part of the highway infrastructure in
Worcester, Whittington roundabout suffers from traffic congestion,
particularly in the morning and afternoon peaks.
An improvement scheme for Whittington
roundabout has been agreed as a strategic priority of the County
Council and is being progressed with the key objective to alleviate
The works forms the first phase of a series of
improvements to key junctions along the Southern Link Road.
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