Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look Ahead (2017-11-03)

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass continue.

Works to the deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge are now complete.

Works to the safety barriers, street lighting and drainage over the entire site are still ongoing. These works will continue through November during midweek daytime hours. This will involve further periods where both the Ludlow Road Roundabout, the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Wenlock Road Junction may be controlled under traffic signals at various times. These signals are being manually controlled at peak times. When the Kidderminster road roundabout is controlled by traffic signals, the B4363/Underhill Street/Hollybush Road junction will also be controlled by traffic signals in order to minimise the delays at this junction. We apologise in advance with respect to the delays these works will cause.

On the evening of 6th November, the A458 link between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Stourbridge Road Roundabout will be closed overnight for repairs to the existing surfacing. This will be a single night closure between 8pm on Monday 6th November and 6am on Tuesday 7th November.

Whilst the original programme of works remains on target to be completed by 10th November, the completion date will be delayed. As works has progressed it has been identified that the surfacing of the Stourbridge Road roundabout has deteriorated significantly more than anticipated. The decision has therefore been made to resurface the roundabout. It is planned that a series of two consecutive night time, and two consecutive 24hour road closures are put in place preventing access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road, and the Old Worcester Road onto the roundabout to allow for these works to take place. These will begin with a closure between 8pm Monday 13th November and 6am on Tuesday 14th November, continuing with a closure beginning on 8pm on Tuesday 14th November and ending on 6am Friday 17th November. The main A458 through route will be open at all times controlled by traffic signals. It is recognised that this works will cause further disruption and delays to traffic throughout the day and especially during peak hours. However these works are considered essential to maintain the long term durability of the surfacing at this location. Should these works not be carried out at this time, it is likely that an additional scheme to resurface the roundabout would be required within the near future. Delays are expected during the daytime and particularly during peak times. It is advised that motorists should seek alternative routes if possible, or allow additional journey times. We apologise in advance with respect to the delays these works will cause. Specific advance signage will appear in due course to warn motorists of these additional works.

This update can be found at www.shropshire.gov.uk/a458

Road Closures

Below is an approx. month look ahead giving details of the forthcoming road closures associated with the Bridgnorth Bypass Project.

20:00 6th November – 06:00 7th November

The A458 between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Stourbridge Road Roundabout will be closed for Surfacing repairs.

A local diversion via the Old Stourbridge Road will be in place. for all traffic.

 

20:00 13th November – 06:00 14th November

No access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

A local diversion via the A442 and the A458 Stourbridge Road will be in place for all traffic.

No access/egress from the Old Worcester Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

Access to the Old Worcester Road will be via A458/Old Worcester Road slip which will be made 2 way. HGV’s will need to access from the East approach utilising the roundabout at the A458/A454 junction (Stanmore Roundabout).

 

20:00 14th November – 06:00 17th November

No access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

A local diversion via the A442 and the A458 Stourbridge Road will be in place for all traffic.

No access/egress from the Old Worcester Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

Access to the Old Worcester Road will be via A458/Old Worcester Road slip which will be made 2 way. HGV’s will need to access from the East approach utilising the roundabout at the A458/A454 junction (Stanmore Roundabout).

 

Ross Simpson
Engineer, Highways.