The A4440 Worcester Southern Link Road Improvements Phase 4

Southern link road phase 4 artists impression

Phase 4: The Ketch to Powick

Phase 4 is the final phase of the scheme to fully dual the A4440 Southern Link Road (SLR) from Junction 7 of the M5 to the Powick Roundabout.

This final phase of work (which began in March 2019) will see the stretch of road between the Ketch and Powick roundabouts (Temeside Way) fully dualled and includes:

  • construction of a new 1.9km road to the south of the current carriageway
  • building of an additional bridge and viaduct next to the current Carrington Bridge and Powick Common Viaduct
  • construction of a new cycle/footbridge over Hams Way, to the west of Powick Roundabout
  • a new, wider cycle and footpath to the North of the current road
  • introduction of a new fully lit underpass to enable crossing near the Ketch roundabout 
  • capacity improvements to both the Powick and Ketch roundabouts

The car park at the Ketch Viewpoint and the service vehicle lay-by at Powick Roundabout will be closed for the duration of the improvement works as they are included within the construction site. Advanced notice of the closures was posted on site and in media releases. We apologise for any inconvenience the closures may cause you.

The Department for Transport (DfT) approved £55 million of funding towards completion of the works at the start of March 2019. Further funding for the scheme will come from developer contributions.

Regular updates can be seen on the Latest Updates page

Full Business Case (Phase 4)

Download: Chapter 2 Preface (PDF)

Download: Chapter 3 Transport Modelling (PDF)

Download: Chapter 4 Economic Case (PDF)

Download: Chapter 5 Commercial Case (PDF)

Download: Chapter 6 Financial Case (PDF)

Download: Chapter 7 Management Case (PDF)