Work will begin at the start of February on the final phase of dualling the Southern Link Road.

The work on Temeside Way, between the Ketch and Powick Roundabouts, includes a new river bridge and a viaduct and causeway stretching over 1.5km.

A security fence will be built on the southern side of Temeside Way between the Carrington Bridge and Powick Roundabout, with temporary traffic lights in place.

At the same time as the fence installation, vegetation from the southern side of the road will be removed, as the new two-lane road will be built on this side.

This removal of vegetation is in line with the planning permission for this phase of work and needs to be completed before the bird-nesting season.

Cllr Ken Pollock of Worcestershire Count Council said: "The timing of these works is vital so that the main works on this final phase of the scheme can start in spring.

"I'm looking forward to sharing more details about this final phase, which includes the building of a new Carrington Bridge next to the current bridge, as we get closer to the start date."

To enable the lane closure over a short distance of road, temporary traffic lights will be in operation overnight from 9pm to 5am the following morning, starting on the evening of Tuesday February h, for up to three weeks.

Overnight closures during the first week will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 5,6 and 7.

During the following weeks the works will continue nightly, starting at 9pm, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

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