Questions raised over Ketch crossing plan

May 11 2021
Questions raised over Ketch crossing plan

Concerns have been raised by St Peter’s parish councillors about realignment of the Ketch roundabout and the siting of a nearby pedestrian crossing.

Members of the parish council discussed the issue of the ongoing highway works during their most recent meeting.

Following the meeting chairman Alan Tucker said: “My concerns are learning that there is to be a pedestrian crossing over the A38 somewhere between the Ketch roundabout and the garage, where, we need to find out, as we have just learnt about it, and to what purpose.

“People could access the shop at the garage, otherwise they have to access the pedestrian way under the bridge and will they do that?”

He added: “I was also concerned about the approach to the Ketch roundabout from the St Peter’s roundabout.

“There is, of course, history here on poor signage.

“My concern is that there are two lanes going across the roundabout to the bridge and a slip road from the A38 – three into two.

“The view is that the slip road will have to give way.

“The road signage approaching the roundabout will have to be carefully looked at, as we know it is controversial at present.”

Parish councillors agreed to write to the portfolio holder with responsibility for infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council for clarification on the issue.