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The A4440 Worcester Southern Link Road Improvements

Phase 2: The Ketch

Major Infrastructure and Improvement Schemes

Southern Link Road

The Ketch Junction Enhancement Scheme

The Ketch junction works included a significant reconfiguration of the Ketch roundabout and the dualling a section of carriageway between the Ketch and Norton roundabouts. It also included some mitigation works incorporating bund realignment, vegetation planting and screen fencing. The work is compatible with more extensive dualling of the Southern Link Road in the future, including Phase 3 works (Norton to Whittington roundabouts).

The cost of carrying out the improvements was estimated at £8 million, £6m funded by the Department for Transport and the remainder from the County Council.

The works commenced in the summer 2014 and have now been completed.

Results of Engagement Exercise

The engagement period for the mitigation measures in relation to the Ketch enhancement scheme has now finished. A report for the exercise can be viewed online.

Download the Public Engagement Report and Summary

The report was sent to the Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Infrastructure to recommend that he approve certain mitigation measures in connection to the scheme. Any decision taken can be viewed on the Cabinet Member Decisions page.