Plans for four-arm roundabout to ease congestion at busy Upton junction - The Malvern Observer

Plans for four-arm roundabout to ease congestion at busy Upton junction

Malvern Editorial 20th Aug, 2020   0

A PLANNING application has been submitted to improve a busy junction in Upton-upon-Severn.

Worcestershire County Council has submitted the proposal for the A38 and A4104 – a major congestion hotspot.

Several options have been considered for the the staggered crossroads with the preferred one being a four-armed roundabout.

It is part of the ongoing Relieving Congestion Programme by the council which claims the island would bring about a vast improvement to the traffic flow.

The current configuration means long queues as traffic tries to join and cross from the Upton and Defford directions at peak times during the day, during the busy summer festival period and when local events are on.

Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways said: “Relieving congestion at the county’s busiest hot spots remains one of our priorities as it is one of our residents’ top concerns.

“This major scheme just outside of Upton will make a huge difference to those using the route, especially at peak periods of the day.

“The proposed roundabout will reduce queuing traffic on the A38 and provide improved access to the A4104 from the A38”.

The planning application is due to be determined later this year.

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