Environment Agency Update

The Environment Agency project team, together with the local community and local authorities, is working to deliver a flood risk management scheme for Beales Corner in Bewdley. This newsletter provides the latest update on the traffic management for the project.
Dear Resident/Business Owner
The project is progressing well, and we are approaching the time where we will need to implement the traffic management along Kidderminster Road and Bewdley Bridge. It has been agreed in conjunction with Worcestershire County Council that the traffic management will involve a one-way system where the traffic flows into Bewdley town Centre from Wribbenhall.
All roads will remain open both ways for pedestrians and cyclists.
Traffic management will commence from 19 October 2023 and will be in place through most of the construction period, which is anticipated to be between 18 and 22 months.

In line with the requirements of the Worcestershire County Council traffic order, there will also be a one-way system in place on Westbourne Street. This has been required by Worcestershire County Council due to concerns for public safety.
This one-way system will run from north to south from the junction with Kidderminster Road to the junction with Stourport Road and will also be implemented from 19 October.

The current road closure on Stourport Road will remain in place until the completion of the works.
Worcestershire County Councillors have arranged a meeting to take feedback from residents and business owners, and to understand the views of the community on how the traffic management is working. The meeting is on 31 October 2023 at St Georges Hall, Bewdley, from 7pm – 9pm. The councillors would like the first hour to be focussed on the residents and the second hour to be focussed on traders.