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Whittington Roundabout

Whittington Roundabout Improvement Scheme Update

Construction contractor Alun Griffiths has been appointed on behalf of Worcestershire County Council to carry out highways improvement works on Whittington Roundabout in Worcester.

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 conditions.

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 their patience.

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 congestion.

The works forms the first phase of a series of improvements to key junctions along the Southern Link Road.

Visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/whittington

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This page was last reviewed 2 March 2012 at 15:25.
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