Evesham Abbey Bridge and Viaduct Replacement Project
The New Abbey Bridge and Viaduct has now
re-opened to vehicles. Thanks for your patience and continued
support for the town's traders.
the contractor delivering the Abbey Bridge and Viaduct replacement,
has confirmed it's revised work programme has progressed
well and the link should be in a position to re-open to
traffic (two lanes) at 3pm on Monday, March 10. Hochtief had been
working to a March 31 date to re-open to traffic.
The decision to re-open at the earliest
available opportunity has been taken by the County Council, in
liaison with the contractor, to help traffic flows into and through
the historic market town.
An exact time for re-opening is still to be
confirmed. As soon as this is known the details will be
communicated via these webpages, the @worcscc Twitter account
(using #AbbeyBridge) and the local press and broadcast media.
Worcestershire County Council has confirmed
the half-price bus fare offer to/from Evesham town centre and
20p for three hours car parking discount in Wychavon District
Council short/long-stay car parks will remain in place until
March 31. For further information please visit the
Abbey Bridge Latest News section.
To avoid any confusion and potential issues
with safety the diversion route through the town will stay and
continue to be staffed to help traffic flows until all three lanes
of the Abbey Bridge are open.
Everything is being done to minimise
disruption. The traffic management plans put in place following a
public consultation last year have not changed. These can be viewed
in more detail on the Traffic Mitigation
A temporary pedestrian bridge, around
30 metres to the east of the Abbey Bridge, has been built –
keeping the commitment made to retain pedestrian and cyclist access
into and out of the town throughout scheme.
Ensuring Evesham remains 'Open for
Business' is a key priority throughout the scheme. A £200,000
initiative to promote the town centre and to support local
traders/businesses is also continuing. The partnership project
between Worcestershire County Council, Wychavon District Council
and the Evesham Market Town Partnership, which began in summer
2012, includes an 18-month campaign managed by local
company, Quicksilver PR to
showcase and communicate what Evesham has to offer for residents
and visitors from further afield, a major discount scheme applying
to car-parking charges during the closure period and business
Don't forget that you could win £1,000 worth of
Your Evesham Shops gift vouchers by supporting the town and picking
up your Y.ES loyalty card from participating shops, the Tourist
Information Centre at the Almonry Museum, Evesham Customer Contact
Centre and Wychavon Reception, Civic Centre (Pershore). For more
information visit www.eveshamtown.co.uk/index.php/enjoy/loyaltycard
We are presently contacting all of the
schools to see how they could be part of the solution and not part
of the problem using Choose How You Move in Evesham. Could you
also be a part of the solution?
To keep residents and traders informed on
the progress of the project a regular newsletter is being produced
(also available to download from the Latest News page). In addition people can keep
up-to-date via the Evesham Abbey Bridge and Viaduct Latest News section on this website.
latest information, follow us on Twitter @worcscc and look out for
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This page was last reviewed 10 March 2014 at 15:44.
The page is next due for review 6 September 2015.