The next phase of works to reduce the risk of flooding on a key route through Worcester city centre starts later this month.
A new drainage system needs to be installed under New Road to help flood water disperse quicker than it does currently.
To accommodate these essential works, New Road will be fully closed to vehicles from 8pm on Friday 13 April to 6am on Monday 16 April.
In order to lessen the need for traffic to use the Southern Link Road as a diversion route, a localised diversion will used for the first time ever in this area.
The diversion route, that will be clearly signposted and segregated, will take vehicles heading towards St Johns from the city centre into a single lane over the bridge and then right (north) down Hylton Road and then left (west) along Tybridge Street.
Traffic going eastwards into the city from St Johns will be restricted to one lane until the start of the bridge although there will be two lanes kept open over the bridge as usual.
These roads are usually one way so traffic coming west from the city during the diversion will be going against the usual flow of traffic.
Pedestrian crossing points will be provided during the closure but pedestrians crossing Hylton Road or Tybridge Street at other locations, are reminded to be aware of traffic moving both ways. Pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will still be able to use New Road throughout the closure.
For more information on the diversion route, take a look at the map below: