|The road opens in time for the busiest Christmas Shopping period|
The City Link Road will open to the public on Monday 11 December 2017.
The road will mark a significant milestone in the regeneration of Hereford City following on from the successful opening of Old Market in 2012.
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd will remain on-site for some weeks to undertake some final minor works and to finish the associated works to Barr’s Court Road.
Once open the new road will provide an east to west route and a direct walking and cycling link from the Great Western Way to the hospital, railway station and colleges. The road’s opening will also reinstate a second entrance to Merton Meadow car park in time for the Christmas shopping period.
Councillor Philip Price, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure said:
“I am delighted to announce that the road is opening on time and within budget and I would like to thank Alun Griffiths for the professional delivery of the road. More importantly, I would like to thank residents near to the road and the travelling public for their patience during the works.
The road marks another milestone in Hereford’s regeneration and we now look forward to making further improvements to High Town next year and Commercial and Blueschool Streets in the near future.
The new road unlocks previously unseen and under-utilised inner city land for development and plans can now be taken forward for the site to build new homes, a transport hub at the Hereford Railway Station, new public services buildings and university accommodation.”