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Upton Improvements Latest News

Published Wednesday, 29th June 2022

The latest information about the improvements being made to the A38/A4104 Junction near Upton.

29 June 2022

New image shows traffic using roundabout near Upton-upon-Severn for the first time

A new image gives a great view over the new roundabout being constructed at the A38/A4104 junction near Upton-upon-Severn, showing traffic using the roundabout for the first time.

Traffic is now able to travel on the approaches and around part the roundabout, with temporary traffic management in place to allow the remaining works to be undertaken safely. 

The major scheme is being carried out by Worcestershire County Council to replace the previous staggered junction with a new 4-arm roundabout to help reduce congestion in the area.

For the full article, please read: New image shows traffic using roundabout near Upton-upon-Severn for the first time

17 June 2022

Traffic to flow on new roundabout near Upton-upon-Severn from next week

The major scheme to reduce congestion at the A38/A4104 junction near Upton-upon-Severn is set to take another step forward next week.

The new 4-arm roundabout, which is being constructed by Worcestershire County Council, to replace the current staggered crossroad junction, will begin to see traffic using it in part from Tuesday 21 June.

Vehicles will be transferred on to part of the new road alignment from 6am in the morning, following the overnight works needed to switch traffic over to the newly constructed carriageways.ths.

For the full article, please read: Traffic to flow on new roundabout near Upton-upon-Severn from next week

17 March 2022

Major improvements to relieve congestion near Upton-upon-Severn taking shape

The new road layout, as part of major improvement works to relieve congestion at a busy rural junction near Upton-upon-Severn, is beginning to take shape.

The works have, so far, focused on transferring thousands of tonnes of material on to the site, to create the base for the new roundabout and road alignment, as well as the installation of new drainage and kerbing.

The works are being carried out by Worcestershire County Council to construct a new 4-arm roundabout to replace the current A38/A4104 staggered crossroad junction.

The majority of the works, so far, have taken place off the main public roads, but to allow the scheme to progress, various traffic management phases will be required on both the A38 and A4104 in the coming months.

For the full article, please read: Major improvements to relieve congestion near Upton-upon-Severn taking shape

21 December 2021

Iron Age settlement unearthed on site of Upton A38 roundabout works

An Iron Age settlement dating from around 2,250 years ago, was recently discovered on the site of a new roundabout being built near Upton-upon-Severn.

The discovery was made during the planning phase of the improvements being made by Worcestershire County Council to tackle congestion at the A38/A4104 staggered crossroad junction.

The site was first spotted on aerial photos and an initial investigation to find out more was carried out in late 2020. This revealed pottery which indicated that the site was a Middle Iron Age settlement, with an unusually large ditched enclosure at its heart.

For the full article, please read: Iron Age settlement unearthed on site of Upton A38 roundabout works

20 July 2021

Works to start on major improvements to relieve congestion near Upton-upon-Severn

Major improvement works to relieve congestion at a busy rural junction near Upton-upon-Severn are set to get underway next week.

The works being carried out by Worcestershire County Council as part of the ongoing Relieving Congestion Programme aim to tackle the congestion hotspot at the A38/A4104 staggered crossroad junction.

Works will commence on Monday 26 July to construct a new 4-arm roundabout to replace the current staggered junction arrangement, with the western A4104 approach from Upton-upon-Severn being realigned to tie into the roundabout.

Facilities for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved with the provision of crossing locations on all arms of the roundabout and three metre wide shared footway/cycleways.

For the full article, please read: Works to start on major improvements to relieve congestion near Upton-upon-Severn

2 July 2021

County Council working with Natural England to obtain Great Crested Newt (GCN) Licence

The County Council is currently working with Natural England to obtain a Great Crested Newt (GCN) Licence which will enable works to start on site.

The work to arrange the GCN Licence is in it’s final stages and we’re aiming to commence the main construction works in the next couple of months.

Initial works will see the set up of the site compound and access to the compound.

9 February 2021

Major improvements to relieve congestion near Upton given the green light

The planning application submitted for major improvement works to relieve congestion at a busy rural junction near Upton has been given the green light to go ahead.

As part of Worcestershire County Council’s ongoing Relieving Congestion Programme, the congestion hotspot at the A38/A4104 staggered crossroad junction will see a big improvement now planning has been approved at the County’s Planning and Regulatory Committee. 

For the full article, please read: Major improvements to relieve congestion near Upton given the green light