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Overnight Improvements at A49 Belmont Road in Hereford

The Highway Agency will be making improvements to the A49 Belmont Road Junction in Hereford starting in June.

The work will involve the creation of a new link to cater for traffic coming southbound into the ASDA complex to alleviate congestion at this location.  Subject to weather conditions, the work is expected to start on Monday 10 June and will take approximately six weeks to complete.

To minimise disruption for road users, all work will take place overnight between 10.15pm and 6.30am Monday to Thursday, 9.45pm and 6.30am on Fridays and 9.45pm and 7.45am on Saturdays and Sundays.  While work is underway, there will be lane restrictions at this location and road users are therefore being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.

The work is part of a £317 million pinch point improvement programme designed to boost local economies, reduce congestion and improve safety on the strategic road network in England.  The programme is part of the UK Governments growth initiative, outlined during the Chancellors Autumn statement in November 2011.

The Pinch Point programme provides smaller scale improvements that can deliver big returns by easing congestion and making journey times more reliable for road users, including hauliers and commuters to help boost local economies and drive economic growth.

Highways Agency project manager, Helen Jamieson, said:

“Once complete, this improvement work will help reduce congestion and improve driving conditions for motorists.

“We advise drivers to check local conditions and leave extra time for their journeys if necessary.”

More information about the work is available from the Highways Agency Information Line on telephone number 0300 123 5000 or by email to: ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk.