Worcestershire LEP will invest: £16.4m
A series of upgrades to the A4440 (Southern Link Road) will improve journey times to and from West Worcester and Malvern supporting employment and housing growth.
The A38 roundabout at the Ketch, was completed in Summer 2015. Work on Phase 3 of the redevelopment of the Southern Link Road (A4440) is starting at the Norton junction, providing a crucial link to support the supply of significant housing and employment land in the county at a cost of circa £35m with £16.4m of funding from the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The improvements to Southern Link Road forms part of a wider ambition to increase the capacity and widen the Carrington Bridge and will vastly improve journey times to and from West Worcester and Malvern.
The Worcestershire LEP recognises the importance of a completed Southern Link Road and widened Carrington Bridge, as not only does it improve access to and from Malvern and Worcester and the M5, but it provides the capacity needed to complete the development of the new urban extensions to the South and West of the City. Strengthened transport links for Worcester will ensure the future of reliable journeys for both people and goods in a growing population and economy.
For more information, visit Worcestershire County Council’s website.
Pictured: A section of the A4440 Southern Link Road has been dualled to greatly improve transport times.