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Stourport High Street improvements to start next week

Stourport High Street Published Tuesday, 28th January 2020

The next town centre to benefit from improvement works as part of Worcestershire County Council’s Town Centre Improvement Programme is Stourport.

Works that will benefit the High Street in Stourport are set to begin early next month.

Works will begin during the week starting Monday 3rd February to make improvements to the footways and street lighting on High Street, as well as the installation of bollards to protect the footways from vehicles. Resurfacing of the footways will also take place on the junction with Bridge Street, York Street and New Street.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "I'm delighted that work is beginning on this scheme to improve Stourport High Street.

"The planned works will improve this area greatly, ensuring that the street is much more accessible for everyone. It is another example of our Town Centre Improvement Programme which has been successful in other areas of the county – a programme of works that we plan to invest more money in this year."

The scheme will last for approximately eight weeks. There will be some footway, carriageway and parking restrictions but a through route will be maintained for the entirety of the works. Three-way traffic signals will be required for a short period to allow the works to progress around the junction with Bridge Street, York Road and New Street.

For the first week of the scheme the existing bus stop outside HSBC will be suspended and a temporary bus stop provided. The temporary bus stop will be located on the parking bay outside Severn Estate Agents.

These works are part of the wider scheme of improvements being made across the county and follow on from successful works last year on The Shambles in Worcester and Worcester Street in Kidderminster.

More information about these works can be found on the Town Centre Improvement page on the Council's website