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Major Infrastructure and Improvement Schemes

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Work has been temporarily suspended on most of the County Council’s Major Projects due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

This decision has been taken due to a number of factors including personnel shortages, problems with sourcing construction materials and a desire to minimise the need for personnel to be travelling to site, sometimes from some distance, possibly using public transport.

The sites will be left in a safe and secure condition but they will be inspected on a regular basis. Members of the public can email the Major Projects Team at majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk if they have any concerns eg about site security. Work will resume once it is considered safe and appropriate to do so.

Where work is still underway, for example where our contractors are making a site safe, the personnel will strictly adhere to the recently issued construction industry’s Site Operating Procedures which require personnel who have symptoms of Covid-19 not to attend site and specify hygiene measures and procedures for minimising interaction between operatives.

Projects where work is being largely or completely suspended include the Southern Link Road in Worcester, Churchfields in Kidderminster, Pinvin crossroads near Pershore and the A38 between the M5 and M42 in Bromsgrove.

To ensure our transport networks remain open, emergency works will still continue to take place as and when needed.