Pershore Infrastructure Improvement Scheme

Published Tuesday, 12th October 2021

The latest updates on the Pershore Infrastructure Improvement Scheme

12 October 2021

Works are currently taking place on Wyre Road, to make improvements to the cycling and walking provision. These works have recently focused on clearing the site of existing vegetation and drainage, including the retention pond.

Works are also taking place on the new Pershore Northern Link Road, and if you’ve been past the site recently you will have noticed the changing landscape. Piles have been sunk into bedrock and the new columns have now been installed north and south of the rail track for the new railway bridge. The majority of the drainage has been installed and foundations laid for the 8 metre high retention wall to the south.

To allow the works on Wyre Road to progress, the road will need to be closed to vehicles from 8am on Monday 25th October to 5pm on Friday 29th October. This closure will enable essential works to take place on the new cycle/footway at the junction of Wyre Road and Station Road. The closure will also allow works to take place where carriageway works are needed outside of what we can do under temporary lights.

For the full story, please read: Pershore improvement works progressing well

25 June 2021

Further works are set to get underway next month, as part of the scheme to make major improvements in the Pershore area.

Works being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, will start on Wyre Road, to make improvements to the cycling and walking provision. The works start on Monday 5th July and will include the addition of a cycle/footway from Wyre Road roundabout to Station Road on the northern side of Wyre Road, the installation of a new kerb line, improvements to drainage and enhanced street lighting.

These works are part of the wider Pershore Infrastructure Improvements Scheme, which aims to reduce congestion, improve traffic links and enhance cycling and walking routes, in and around the Pershore area.

As part of this scheme, works have recently started on the Pershore Northern Link Road, which will provide a link from Wyre Road to the A44, including a new bridge over the railway line.

For the full story, please read: Pershore Improvements set to take another step forward

16 February 2021

The major improvements taking place to reduce congestion and improve traffic links in and around Pershore continue to progress well.

Last year, works focused on the reconfiguration of Pinvin Junction, which included works to introduce a new slip road from Pinvin Main Street to the A44 to move some traffic away from the main crossroads, widen the approaches to the junction to increase capacity and add new footways to improve cycling and walking links.

As these works are almost complete, the focus has now shifted to the installation of the Pershore Northern Link Road, where the site compound is being set up and the site is being prepared for this part of the scheme to begin.

Advanced works are also set to get underway this month, ahead of works that will take place later this year on Wyre Road to introduce additional walking and cycling facilities.

These works will take place from week commencing 22nd February and will include vegetation removal, to allow for the wider shared use foot/cycleway to be installed.

For the full story, please read: Major Pershore Infrastructure Improvements progressing well

2 November 2020

The night closures (8pm - 6am) to allow for surfacing works at Pinvin Junction will now take place from Monday 9th November, for up to four nights.

Diversions will be in place during these times.

26 October 2020

The night closures set to start tonight at Pinvin Junction have been postponed due to an inclement weather forecast.

We will update this page as soon as we know when these closures will take place.

20 October 2020

New look Pinvin Junction

The final look and feel of the new and improved Pinvin Junction can now be seen, with works progressing well on the scheme. 

Works have recently focussed on the extension of the A44 north-west of the junction to accommodate an additional right-hand turn. Works have also taken place on the kerbing and installation of a new footpath on the south-east side of the A44 towards White Logistics.

To allow surfacing works to take place, there are some planned night closures on the A44, Terrace Road and Main Street at the end of this month. Closures will be in place from Monday 26th October for up to four nights, from 8pm until 6am. During the day, the junction will operate as it is now, under temporary traffic lights. Diversions will be in place during the closures.

For the full story, please read: New look Pinvin Junction

29 June 2020

Terrace Road closure

Works are currently underway on the extension of the A44 north-west of the junction to accommodate additional right-hand turn capacity. Works are also taking place on the kerbing and installation of a new footpath on the south-east side of the A44 towards White Logistics.

To allow some of the works to progress, a road closure is needed to complete the ducting and kerbing of Terrace Road.

This work cannot be done under temporary lights due to the width restrictions on the A4104 and access requirements for residents.

The closure between the Junction of the A4104/A44 for 100m of Terrace Road towards the Railway Station, will be from Saturday 8 until Sunday 23 August.

Diversions will be in place during this closure.

For the full story, please read: New look Pinvin Junction starting to take shape

22 May 2020

Please be aware that Openreach and Seven Trent Water require the closure of Terrace Road between the Junction of the A4104/A44 for 100m of Terrace Road towards the Railway Station, from Saturday 23rd until Sunday 31st May to work on utility diversions. As with the other closures, diversions will be in place during this closure. Residents living in Terrace Road will be able to access the road and park as usual during the closure period. Pedestrian routes will also be maintained keeping pedestrians at a safe distance from the workforce.

Please note that the work programme may be subject to change and residents may be asked to park on the other side of the road during some of the days.

21 January 2020

Improvement works at Pinvin Junction set to take another step forward

The scheme to improve traffic flow at Pinvin Junction in Pershore is progressing well. So far, works have focused on the installation of the new slip road and allowing for the rerouting of utilities including Severn Trent Water and Openreach. The next phase of the works will involve carriageway widening of the A44.

Works at the junction are part of Worcestershire County Council’s wider Pershore Infrastructure Improvements Scheme, which aims to tackle congestion in and around the Pershore area.

For the full story, please read: Improvement works at Pinvin Junction set to take another step forward

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

Map of Pinvin Junction works

 

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 is 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 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.”

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.

Read the planning application proposal for the Pinvin Junction improvements