TRAFFIC will start to use the new four-arm roundabout near Upton-upon-Severn from Tuesday, June 21.
The major scheme aimed at reducing congestion at the A38 and A4104 junction is replacing the current staggered crossroad junction.
Vehicles will be transferred on to part of the new road alignment from 6am on Tuesday, following the overnight works needed to switch traffic over to the newly constructed carriageways.
Coun Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills said: “This is a big milestone moment in this scheme to reduce congestion within the Upton area.
“Works have progressed really well and it’s great that we’re now in a position to switch the traffic over to travel along the routes of the new approaches and roundabout.
“It’s important to note, there are still a lot of works taking place on this project, so various traffic management measures will be required until the completion of the works later this year.”
The switch over of traffic along the new alignment will require a temporary road closure to all routes which start at 7pm on tomorrow (Monday, June 20) with a diversion route clearly signposted.
The A4104 will be closed from its junction with the B4211, Upton, to its junction with the B4084, Pershore.
The A38 will also be closed at its junction with the A438, to its junction with the A4440, Ketch Roundabout.
Once traffic is switched over to the new alignment, temporary traffic management including traffic signals will still be in place, to allow the remaining works to be undertaken safely.
People are urged to visit worcestershire.gov.uk/uptonimprovements to stay up-to-date with all traffic management in the area.
The new roundabout is scheduled to be fully operational this autumn.