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

Aerial view of the Upton roundabout works Published Thursday, 17th March 2022

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.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport said: “Works on site are progressing well and those that have been past the area recently will have seen how much this site has developed since works began last year.

“This major scheme just outside of Upton will make a huge difference to those using the route, especially at peak periods of the day. The new roundabout will reduce queuing traffic on the A38 and provide improved access to the A4104 from the A38. The introduction of new, wider shared walkway will also enhance usage in the area for those using alternative modes of transport.

“This scheme is another example of our commitment to deliver on a key Council priority of relieving congestion at the county’s busiest hotspots.”

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.

Keep an eye on the council’s website to stay up to date with all traffic management in the area.

The new roundabout is scheduled to be operational this Autumn.

More information about the scheme can be found on the County Council website.