End in sight for New Road Flood Alleviation Works

Flooding, New Road
This scheme aims to keep Worcestershire moving during times of flooding.
Published Friday, 4th May 2018

Lane closures that have been in place to support works to reduce the impact of flooding on Worcester's New Road are coming to an end.

Three upcoming overnight closures of New Road will mark the final phase of roadworks and the end of major disruption along the route.


New Road will be completely closed to vehicles from 8pm to 6am on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th May for final resurfacing and white lining of the road.


During the overnight closures, there will be a diversion route in place via Bath Road and Carrington Bridge.


Overnight on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May, resurfacing on the footways will be taking place however, the road will be open.


Pedestrian and cycle access will be unaffected at all times and there will be no disruption to traffic heading from St Johns towards the city centre.


The completion date for the road works will be less than a week later than planned, due to poor weather conditions over the last 4 months and other unforeseen issues. These issues were only uncovered once excavation had begun.


Throughout this last period of roadworks, and for a short period of time after, the right-turn from Hylton Road into New Road will remain closed. This will allow ongoing works to continue, creating a better pedestrian access into Cripplegate Park.


Works on the flood scheme will continue within Cripplegate Park without any disruption to traffic.