City Link Road associated works to begin next week

The City Link Road is on-track to open at the end of the year. The last few months of the construction project will include upgrading the A49 to widen the Newtown Road approaching the roundabout and reduce the size of Newtown Roundabout to improve traffic movement and flow.

Andrew Davies, project manager Alun Griffiths (Contractors) said:

“We’ve had really good weather this year which has meant that the road’s construction has remained on-programme to open at the end of 2017.

We still have some major works to do to the surrounding network, we will be upgrading the A49 at Newtown Roundabout to create two lanes on the southbound carriageway approaching the roundabout and reduce the size of the existing roundabout.

We will need to apply a full lane closure for the ten week duration, from September 11.  Due to the depth of excavations needed for drainage and carriageway works it is not possible to apply the closure at night-time only and be able to open safely to traffic in the morning, so a full closure is required.

As always, we thank the travelling public for their patience whilst we deliver the road. My team and I have enjoyed working in Hereford and hope that we leave with the new road benefitting all its users.”

A diversion route will be in place throughout the works and access maintained to businesses and residents via the diversion and using local routes.

Forthcoming Roadworks

A49 Edgar Street

Date: 30 October until 4 November

Times:  8pm – 7am

Works undertaken: resurfacing and network upgrade

Traffic management:  lane closures and diversion

Newtown Roundabout

 Date: 11 September until 10 November

Times:  around the clock

Works undertaken:  widening works

Traffic management:  southbound lane closure and diversion

Farriers Way and Newtown Road

 Date: 5 November until 11 November

Times:  8pm – 7am

Works undertaken:  resurfacing

Traffic management: closure of northbound lane at Farriers Way and Newtown Road closure at the roundabout

Newtown Roundabout

Date: 12 November until 19 November

Times:  8pm – 7am

Works undertaken:  resurfacing

Traffic management: temporary traffic lights

A465 Commercial Road and Aylestone Hill

Date: 19 November until 26 November

Times:  8pm – 7am

Works undertaken:  resurfacing

Traffic management: HGV closure and diversion

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