14th May, 2021

Cabinet chiefs set to discuss Kepax Bridge proposals

Rob George 18th Mar, 2021

WALKING and cycling routes in the Worcester could get a boost if cabinet members give the green light to plans to progress work on the proposed Kepax Bridge.

Cabinet chiefs are set to discuss the proposals today (Thursday) for the Kepax Bridge months after initially submitting planning permission for the ambitious project.

Cabinet is being asked to authorise expenditure on the scheme once planning permission is granted and work could then start on the bridge.

The scheme aims to provide improved cycle and pedestrian connectivity to the north of Worcester and to enhance links along the riverside.

Building on the success of the Diglis Bridge, Worcestershire County and Worcester City Councils are working in partnership to provide this new walking and cycling bridge over the River Severn between Gheluvelt Park and Kepax.

Coun Ken Pollock, cabinet member for Economy and Infrastructure said “This would be a big step forward in our commitment to improve our walking and cycling infrastructure across the county.

“I’m hopeful that my colleagues will endorse the request at Cabinet to move it forward.

“In the last 12 months, we have already delivered a number of schemes to improve walking and cycling routes including a number of improvements in and around Bromsgrove, the opening of Crookbarrow Way and Hams Way footbridges in Worcester as part of the Southern Link Road scheme and more recently, the full refurbishment of Sabrina Bridge in the centre of Worcester.”

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