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The scheme which is set to improve traffic flow in the area and provide a safer crossing for those who use this busy road, is due to start next week.
The improvements, which are being completed by Worcestershire County Council, include the upgrade of the existing uncontrolled (Zebra) crossing to a controlled pedestrian and cycle (Toucan) crossing, removal of the existing roundabout near the entrance to the Cattle Market Car Park and an improved road alignment with updated car park access.
To improve the road alignment ahead of the new crossing being introduced, the current mini roundabout needs to be removed and this is the first work to be completed as part of the scheme.
Whilst this takes place, temporary traffic signals will be required. Once the work to remove the roundabout is complete, the temporary traffic signals will be removed as the majority of the remaining works can be completed off the carriageway without any major impact on traffic.
At the end of the scheme the road will be closed overnight for a few nights from 9pm to 6am for resurfacing works. A diversion route will be signposted for vehicles.
For the duration of the scheme, the access to the Cattle Market Car Park from Croft Road will be closed so vehicles wishing to use the car park are advised to use The Butts entrance.
Pedestrians will be unaffected during the works due to the installation of a temporary crossing and minor pedestrian diversions which will be in place at all times.
*** Details by Worcestershire County Council, 02/04/2019 ***