Road Closure Information, Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme

The following information has been received from the Environment Agency:

We have been notified by Severn Trent Water that they will be undertaking their next phase of the utility diversions from the 21 August 2023; these works are to enable the main construction works of the Environment Agency’s Beales Corner flood risk management scheme.

The works will require the full closure of the Bewdley Bridge to vehicles. Severn Trent Water have received a traffic management permit for a duration of 4 weeks. We are recognising the disruption that a full closure of the bridge will have; for this reason, we are working closely with our professional partners to combine these utility diversion works with other works that are planned in the future to minimise the likelihood of any further bridge closures. Currently the Environment Agency and our partners are working to schedule the following works during this road closure:

  • Repair to bridge balustrade at two locations
  • Diversion of Cadent Gas utility
  • Number of trial holes
  • Diversion of the outstanding Openreach apparatus

Please see the attached diversion map, showing the traffic diversion route for when the works are occurring.  All partners will work as efficiently as possible to have the bridge reopened at the earliest opportunity. If you have any questions regarding these works, please contact us at

RCD – 1891 – Load Street, Catchems End, Bewdley, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, England,DY12 2AF