COUNCIL chiefs will unveil a new underpass, constructed as part of Worcester’s A4440 Southern Link Road improvements, on Friday (May 13).
The underpass is the fourth brand-new crossing to be installed, adding to the already open Hams Way Footbridge, Crookbarrow Way Footbridge and Broomhall Way Footbridge.
The underpass runs under Temeside Way, between the Ketch Roundabout and Carrington Bridge and will replace the current uncontrolled at-grade road crossing.
Coun Alan Amos, cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “It’s great that we now have all four new crossings of the Southern Link Road operational, improving access and providing safer routes across the busy road.
“This underpass, alongside the bridges, and a much wider shared walking and cycle path between the Ketch roundabout and Powick roundabout, will vastly improve the walking and cycling routes in the area.
“This is in addition to the scheme providing a dual carriageway for traffic from the M5 to Powick roundabout.”
Over the coming weeks, there will be some finishing touches needed to complete the works on the underpass, and users are asked to follow any advice provided on site.
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/slr for more.