Latest Updates on the Pershore Infrastructure Improvement Scheme
2 October 2019
Pinvin Junction improvements set to get underway
The scheme to tackle congestion and improve traffic flows in the Pershore area will start this month.
Works at Pinvin Junction will start during week commencing 14th October and are part of the wider Pershore Infrastructure Improvement Scheme - a programme of works aimed at improving traffic links and reducing congestion in and around Pershore.
Initial works near the junction will include the setting-up of the site compound and the site boundaries. Works will then move on to the installation of a new slip road from Pinvin Main Street to the A44 and widening works on the approaches to the junction.
Some of these essential works will be completed under temporary traffic signals and lane closures, with full closures needed overnight towards the end of the scheme to complete re-surfacing work. Diversions will be in place during any closures.
To allow the works to progress, a road closure will be in place on Terrace Road from Friday 25th October until Sunday 3rd November. This is to enable BT Open Reach to carry out a major utility diversion needed due to changes in the junction layout.
For the full story, please read: Pinvin Junction improvements set to get underway
9 July 2019
Pershore Northern Link Road given the green light
Works to improve traffic links and tackle congestion in and around Pershore took another step forward today as planning for the Pershore Northern Link Road has been given the go-ahead.
The major scheme, which will be delivered by Worcestershire County Council, will see the construction of a new highway and road bridge. This will provide a link between the A44/B4083 and B4083 Wyre Road roundabouts north of Pershore.
Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "This is an important project for the Pershore area and it’s great news that planning has been granted.
“The new link road will help to ease congestion and provide better links for public and local businesses.
“This project provides further evidence of the council’s commitment to relieving congestion and improving connectivity across the county.”
These works are part of the wider Pershore Infrastructure Improvement Scheme, aimed at upgrading links between Pershore Town Centre and the A44 to address the issue of congestion and improve access. This scheme also includes work on improvements at Pinvin Junction, which are due to commence in the autumn.
Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “The construction of a Northern Link Road is a significant step forward to alleviate congestion in Pershore. We are delighted to be supporting this project which is long-overdue for the town and we are looking forward to work starting as soon as practically possible.”
The new link road will also create a direct connection between Pershore Trading Estate, Keytec 7 Business Park, Keytec East Business Park and the A44. It will run from the A44/B4083 roundabout north of the railway line to the B4083 roundabout south of the railway line.
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We’ve invested in improvements to Pershore Northern Link Road to support the growth of Worcestershire’s economy, by tackling existing congestion and journey time reliability.
“Investment in this important road will not only help to boost business productivity and strengthen the county’s reputation for connectivity but will also open up access to future employment and housing land.”
Works on the link road are planned to start towards the end of the year.
26 March 2019
The county's Planning and Regulatory Committee considered and approved an application for highway improvements at Pinvin Junction in Pershore on 26 March 2019.
The application was successful and included planned improvements to the A44 Pinvin Crossroads junction for which work is anticipated to begin in the Autumn of 2019.
These works, which are part of a wider Pershore Infrastructure Improvement scheme, will complement the proposed delivery of the Pershore Northern Link Road which will be discussed separately at a planning committee meeting later this year.