Final phase of Upton works starting in September

Phases 1 and 2 of the scheme were completed ahead of schedule and work on the final phase was held off to ensure traffic was kept as smooth as possible during the important festival activities over the summer months.
Phases 1 and 2 of the scheme were completed ahead of schedule and work on the final phase was held off to ensure traffic was kept as smooth as possible during the important festival activities over the summer months.
Published Thursday, 30th August 2018

The final phase of flood alleviation work in Upton is set to begin in September.

Earlier this year, Worcestershire County Council carried out works to raise the A4104 in Upton-Upon-Severn to reduce the impact of flooding in the future.

Phases 1 and 2 of the scheme were completed ahead of schedule and work on the final phase was held off to ensure traffic was kept as smooth as possible during the important festival activities over the summer months.

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Environment, said: "It's great to hear that the festival season has been a big success for the area this year and I'm glad we could do our part by pausing works during this busy period to minimise any traffic disruption.

"Work now needs to continue to ensure the final part of the scheme to reduce the likelihood of flooding can be delivered as soon as possible."

Work on the final phase of the scheme is planned to start from September 10 and expected to be completed early spring 2019.

The works will see a number of culverts of different sizes being installed under the road to help speed up the drainage of water during any flooding. The road on this part of the A4104 will then be raised, resurfaced and relined, similar to the works completed in phase 1 of the scheme.

Phases 1 and 2 of the scheme saw 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.

Set up onsite will start from September 3 and temporary traffic lights will be in place from Monday, September 10. The 2 way lights will be in use for the majority of time during this last phase of works, however, are only required between a much shorter stretch of road than for the previous two phases.

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 throughout the county.