Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look Ahead (2017-11-10)

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass are set to finish on 21st November.

Works to the deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge, signage and drainage are now complete.  Works to the safety barriers and street lighting are coming to and end.

The additional works identified to be carried out to the Stourbridge Road Roundabout are planned to begin week commencing 13th November over a series of two consecutive night time, and two consecutive 24hour road closures. These closures put in place will prevent access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road, and the Old Worcester Road onto the roundabout.

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.

Access to all properties will be maintained via the diversion routes.

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.

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 has been erected to warn motorists of these additional works.

The product used to provide the final surfacing takes 12 hours to cure before traffic can use the road. There will be times when you see no workforce on site.

Road Closures

Below is a summary of the forthcoming road closures associated with the Bridgnorth Bypass Project.

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 A454 and the roundabout at the A454/B4363 junction.

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 A454 and the roundabout at the A454/B4363 junction.

Ross Simpson
Engineer, Highways.