County Major Infrastructure Schemes are back in business

Work on Worcestershire County Council’s major infrastructure schemes is now back underway, following the suspension of works earlier this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.

Work on a majority of the schemes was suspended in late March, but is now returning in a phased manner, following the Highway Sector’s Site Operating Procedures which provide guidance on travel to work, welfare facilities, hygiene practices and other site management practices designed to control the spread of the virus.

Projects where activity has resumed include Worcester’s Southern Link Road, Pinvin Crossroads near Pershore and Churchfields in Kidderminster.

Details of all the County Council Major Projects can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/majorprojects


Upgraded Kidderminster Station now open

The brand-new glass-fronted station building, which is double the size of the old building, opened on Sunday 7 June 2020.

Along with the new building, there have been a number of improvements made to the forecourt area to make it safer for pedestrians to access the station and to improve the drop-off, taxi and disabled parking arrangements.

At the moment, with government advice on social distancing still in place and limited capacity on board services, customers are being advised to only use the train for essential journeys where they have no other means of transport.

An official opening will take place later in the year.

For more information visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/kidderminsterstation

A38 Bromsgrove improvements get underway

Works to improve Junction 4 of the M5 in Bromsgrove got underway earlier this month.

The works include widening of both the northbound and southbound sections of the A38 Halesowen Road, to increase capacity on and off the M5 Junction 4 roundabout.

Footways will be repositioned to accommodate the wider carriageway and verges will be widened.

The works are part of the wider A38 Bromsgrove Improvement scheme, which has already seen improvements made at Barley Mow Lane and later this year will see improvement works start at M42 Junction 1.

More information about the wider scheme of works can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/a38phase1