Roadworks to start on the A49 in Hereford on Monday

Councillors Chris Chappell (right) and Bob Preece recently appeared in the Hereford Times when they complained about the state of the A49 on Victoria Street. The Highways Agency has now promised to begin work on the road.

Councillors Chris Chappell (right) and Bob Preece recently appeared in the Hereford Times when they complained about the state of the A49 on Victoria Street. The Highways Agency has now promised to begin work on the road.

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The Highways Agency will on Monday begin improvement work on the A49 in Hereford.

The work, scheduled to last two weeks, will take place between the junctions of Barton Road and Edgar Street.

It  includes resurfacing both carriageways, upgrading the signalled crossing at Barton Road, replacing road markings, studs and traffic detection loops.

Bollards will also be relocated and replaced, and new paving will be laid on adjoining footpaths.

The work will be carried out overnight, from 10.15pm to 6.30am in three phases.

The first of which starts on Monday and will require an overnight closure of the northbound carriageway.

The second will see an overnight closure of the southbound lanes and the third will require temporary access restrictions to Barton Road and St Nicholas Street.

The start dates for the second and third phases will be publicised at a later date.

During the closures of the A49 Victoria Street, traffic will be diverted along Barton Road, Westfaling Street, the A4110 and A4103 Roman Road.

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10:44pm Fri 9 May 14

oldergit says...

More ruddy chaos.Why didn't they keep their mouths shut.
More ruddy chaos.Why didn't they keep their mouths shut. oldergit
  • Score: -13

1:50pm Sat 10 May 14

Cambo 1 says...

About time to & they also need to sort out the junction by the Kerry as that's in a very poor state too!!
About time to & they also need to sort out the junction by the Kerry as that's in a very poor state too!! Cambo 1
  • Score: 9

3:44pm Sat 10 May 14

Hereford person says...

Oldergit you need to get some help as you obviously have serious problems.
Oldergit you need to get some help as you obviously have serious problems. Hereford person
  • Score: 7

8:12am Sun 11 May 14

ThatsHerefordForYou! says...

Thats great! (Not sarcastic!) Oldergit is so wrong! Its about time they did something with that road!
Thats great! (Not sarcastic!) Oldergit is so wrong! Its about time they did something with that road! ThatsHerefordForYou!
  • Score: 4

12:49pm Mon 12 May 14

Dementinator says...

Good news indeed, trust someone to **** about it, roads have to be repaired and the road fairies are doing most of it during the night to "chaos" will be limited.

The one pot hole there could almost be upgraded to crater status!
Good news indeed, trust someone to **** about it, roads have to be repaired and the road fairies are doing most of it during the night to "chaos" will be limited. The one pot hole there could almost be upgraded to crater status! Dementinator
  • Score: 0

12:51pm Mon 12 May 14

Dementinator says...

Just to clarify my terrible swear word that the Hereford Times "Mary Whitehouse" software has covered, it was "female dog"
Just to clarify my terrible swear word that the Hereford Times "Mary Whitehouse" software has covered, it was "female dog" Dementinator
  • Score: 0

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