Installation work to begin this month for new Broomhall Way footbridge over Southern Link Road
Work is set to begin later this month to install the new Broomhall Way footbridge over part of Worcester’s Southern Link Road.
The footbridge, which will also be suitable for cyclists, will link the new commercial and housing development to the south of the A4440 with Power Park in St Peter’s on the northern side.
Conservative councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “It’s great to see another scheme to improve walking and cycling connections in the county starting later this month.
“This new bridge, which is funded by developers, will provide a vital link between the new development to the south and the facilities and services in St Peter’s, such as the shops, parks and the church to the north.
“It will also improve access for people from the St Peter’s side of the road to attractions on the Norton side, enabling us to remove the temporary crossing by the Norton roundabout once the bridge is complete.”
Broomhall Way footbridge is one of four crossings that will be installed as part of the Southern Link Road scheme being delivered by the county council.
Crookbarrow Way footbridge was opened for use earlier this year with Hams Way Footbridge and an underpass near the Ketch roundabout due to open as part of the Phase 4 works, is currently under construction.
In addition to the installation of the Broomhall Way Footbridge, other works are being completed to benefit the area.
They include the upgrading of the footpaths and cycleways, measures to lessen the impact of flooding on the park, a planting scheme to compensate for the vegetation clearance that was needed for the scheme to begin and an improved football pitch for the park.
During the works, which are due to be completed in the first half of next year, most of the northern end of the park will be closed for safety reasons, including the cycle path running along the southern - Broomhall Way - boundary of the park.
An alternative route via Old Norton Road, the northwest boundary of the park and Cranesbill Drive will be signposted.
For more information and regular updates, visit the county council’s website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/broomhallwayfootbridge
Picture caption: How the new footbridge will look.