Abbey Bridge and Viaduct Replacement Project
Hochtief, the contractor delivering the
Abbey Bridge and Viaduct replacement, has confirmed the revised
re-opening date of December 20 will not be met. At this stage,
Hochtief has not confirmed a date for the re-opening but the County
Council is in urgent discussions with the contractor to get the
link open as soon as is possible in the new year.
For further information please visit the
Abbey Bridge Latest News section.
Everything is being done to minimise
disruption. The traffic management plans put in place following a
public consultation last year have not changed. These can be viewed
in more detail on the Traffic Mitigation
A temporary pedestrian bridge, around
30 metres to the east of the Abbey Bridge, has been built –
keeping the commitment made to retain pedestrian and cyclist access
into and out of the town throughout scheme.
Ensuring Evesham remains 'Open for
Business' is a key priority throughout the scheme. A £200,000
initiative to promote the town centre and to support local
traders/businesses is also continuing. The partnership project
between Worcestershire County Council, Wychavon District Council
and the Evesham Market Town Partnership, which began in summer
2012, includes an 18-month campaign managed by local
company, Quicksilver PR to
showcase and communicate what Evesham has to offer for residents
and visitors from further afield, a major discount scheme applying
to car-parking charges during the closure period and business
Don't forget that you could win £1,000
worth of Your Evesham Shops gift vouchers by supporting the town
and picking up your Y.ES loyalty card from participating shops, the
Tourist Information Centre at the Almonry Museum, Evesham Customer
Contact Centre and Wychavon Reception, Civic Centre (Pershore). For
more information visit www.eveshamtown.co.uk/index.php/enjoy/loyaltycard
We are presently contacting all of the
schools to see how they could be part of the solution and not part
of the problem using Choose How You Move in Evesham. Could you
also be a part of the solution?
To keep residents and traders informed on
the progress of the project a regular newsletter is being produced
(also available to download from the Latest News page). In addition people can keep
up-to-date via the Evesham Abbey Bridge and Viaduct Latest News section on this website.
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This page was last reviewed 4 December 2013 at 18:44.
The page is next due for review 2 June 2015.