Upton flood improvements help the area to be ready for Summer

Upton flood improvements help the area to be ready for Summer
Councillor Tony Miller, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment, walking the completed phased works in Upton, near the new right hand dedicated turn for the marina.
Published Friday, 8th June 2018

Throughout the winter and spring, Worcestershire County Council and their contractors have been working to raise the A4104 in Upton-Upon-Severn to reduce the impact of flooding events in future.

These works have also seen other improvements made in the area in addition to the flood alleviation works.

 

Councillor Tony Miller, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment said: "Whilst the main aim of the scheme in Upton has always been to raise the road to reduce the likelihood of future flooding, we're proud to have been able to deliver additional improvements to the area.

 

"Phase 1 and 2 of the scheme, which we managed to complete ahead of schedule, has seen the installation of a new dedicated right hand turn into the Marina, new wider footpaths, upgraded street lighting and a newly resurfaced and white lined stretch of raised road. All of which are a big benefit to the area."

 

Following discussions with Upton Festival organisers, Malvern Showground, Upton Town Council and Business Partnership, works moved off site for the summer. This helps to reduce the impact on traffic flows during the busy festival season that is vital for the area.

This flood alleviation scheme in Upton forms part of a programme of schemes delivered by Worcestershire County Council to reduce the risk of flooding on key sections of the highway network.

The main aim being to keep residents and businesses moving during flooding and keep Worcestershire 'Open for Business'.

In 2007, Upton upon Severn was so badly hit by flooding, it was reduced to an island. More recently in 2014, the A4104 road had to be closed for several days due to flooding and the only way to access the town was by boat or army truck.