Worcester Bridge improvement works finish ahead of schedule

Worcester News: Cllr Simon Geraghty, county councillor for the Worcester Riverside division, and cllr John Smith, cabinet member for Highways, on the improved Worcester Bridge where work on an improvement project was completed ahead of schedule overnight May 29/30. Cllr Simon Geraghty, county councillor for the Worcester Riverside division, and cllr John Smith, cabinet member for Highways, on the improved Worcester Bridge where work on an improvement project was completed ahead of schedule overnight May 29/30.

WORK to improve Worcester Bridge has finished a week ahead of schedule.

The Worcestershire Highways project on the river crossing began in mid-May and was originally planned to last until Friday, June 6 but it was completed overnight between Thursday and Friday (May 29-30).

As part of the scheme, the footpaths on both sides have been replaced with materials in-keeping with the heritage feel of the structure which was built in the 18th century.

An anti-skid road surface has also been installed on the carriageway to improve safety.

Cllr John Smith, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for highways, said: "The teams have worked extremely hard and managed to complete this project a week ahead of schedule, which is good news.

"The historic Worcester Bridge is a landmark and gateway into the city. It was a real focal point during the floods earlier this year and the vehicles, including heavy machinery used to remove debris, did inevitably cause some damage.

"These works on both the footpaths and road both look great and improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians."

To keep any disruption to motorists and pedestrians to a minimum, the work took place overnight and timed not to occur when events were taking place at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, or the nearby racecourse.

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12:10pm Fri 30 May 14

CJH says...

Good. They've shown they can do it once. Let's make it the rule, rather than the exception shall we? Anyone know how the schedule for the Ketch Island is coming along? I think it would be a good idea for the WN to have a weekly bulletin on the progress. That should make the contractors/council concentrate their efforts and focus on the job in hand. Nothing like being the centre of attention!
Good. They've shown they can do it once. Let's make it the rule, rather than the exception shall we? Anyone know how the schedule for the Ketch Island is coming along? I think it would be a good idea for the WN to have a weekly bulletin on the progress. That should make the contractors/council concentrate their efforts and focus on the job in hand. Nothing like being the centre of attention! CJH
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2:43pm Fri 30 May 14

3thinker says...

"These works on both the footpaths and road both look great and improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians."

As this is also a cycle way I note with interest that Cllr Smith doesn't see fit to give cyclists safety a mention. Hopefully this isn't indicative of his and the County's views on the need to look after the interests of all Highway users.
"These works on both the footpaths and road both look great and improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians." As this is also a cycle way I note with interest that Cllr Smith doesn't see fit to give cyclists safety a mention. Hopefully this isn't indicative of his and the County's views on the need to look after the interests of all Highway users. 3thinker
  • Score: -5

12:51pm Sat 31 May 14

THE FACTS says...

lets have a roadworks weekly update article from the paper... most of the info is on the WCC website and just needs some commentary adding.
lets have a roadworks weekly update article from the paper... most of the info is on the WCC website and just needs some commentary adding. THE FACTS
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Sat 31 May 14

THE FACTS says...

Heres the link to the Highways Agency data:

http://roadworks.org
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So how about it Gazzette ?
Heres the link to the Highways Agency data: http://roadworks.org / So how about it Gazzette ? THE FACTS
  • Score: 1

2:28pm Sat 31 May 14

Jabbadad says...

What a wonderful photgraph for my losers album. We have Coun John Smith of Evesham Bridge Fame and Simon Geragthy of Southern Bye-pass Fame smilng like the cats from Cheshire when really their history over transport is one of Failure after Failure. But at least they are CONservative Buddies and while in Cabinet posts they manage to agree on everything. Also High Flyers Inc ???.
What a wonderful photgraph for my losers album. We have Coun John Smith of Evesham Bridge Fame and Simon Geragthy of Southern Bye-pass Fame smilng like the cats from Cheshire when really their history over transport is one of Failure after Failure. But at least they are CONservative Buddies and while in Cabinet posts they manage to agree on everything. Also High Flyers Inc ???. Jabbadad
  • Score: -5

11:03pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Marrowman says...

... and the next job please - St John's shopping area. C'mon Councillors - give St John's the economic leg-up it needs! Some new streetlights, pavement resurfacing and some fancy street furniture would make St John's look loved again, and incentivise the shopkeepers to invest in their shopfronts (there's not much point at the moment!)
... and the next job please - St John's shopping area. C'mon Councillors - give St John's the economic leg-up it needs! Some new streetlights, pavement resurfacing and some fancy street furniture would make St John's look loved again, and incentivise the shopkeepers to invest in their shopfronts (there's not much point at the moment!) Marrowman
  • Score: 1

11:09pm Sun 1 Jun 14

CJH says...

THE FACTS wrote:
lets have a roadworks weekly update article from the paper... most of the info is on the WCC website and just needs some commentary adding.
"lets have a roadworks weekly update article from the paper" Now why didn't I think of that...oh just a minute... ;-)
[quote][p][bold]THE FACTS[/bold] wrote: lets have a roadworks weekly update article from the paper... most of the info is on the WCC website and just needs some commentary adding.[/p][/quote]"lets have a roadworks weekly update article from the paper" Now why didn't I think of that...oh just a minute... ;-) CJH
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Jabbadad says...

Heres one, Evesham Bridge although open is still not finished.
Might be renamed Smiths Folly
Heres one, Evesham Bridge although open is still not finished. Might be renamed Smiths Folly Jabbadad
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