The details of a Herefordshire roads improvement package worth more than £2.5 million have been announced.

on A4113 at Leintwardine, £400,000 will be spent on the Roads at Risk project, “to secure the infrastructure and mitigate the risk from the River Teme”, the announcement by Herefordshire Council’s corporate director for economy and environment Ross Cook said.

A total of £250,000 will be spent on improving, and where necessary, replacing, traffic signalling in Herefordshire’s five market towns, which suffers from a “backlog of maintenance”, Mr Cook’s announcement said.

Four villages will share in a £550,000 programme of traffic calming. The four – Peterchurch (B4348, £150,000), Fownhope (B4224, £175,000), Upton Bishop (B4224, £125,000) and Little Marcle (A4172, £100,000) – were chosen “due to their relatively high volume of traffic and speed”.


The schemes for each will be drawn up in consultation with local county councillors and parish councils, and will “enhance the sense of place within the rural communities, along with reducing vehicle speeds and encouraging the use of active travel by residents to village amenities”, the decision notice says.

A further £1 million had already been earmarked to shore up a retaining wall on the B4224 near Fownhope.

“The investment is £2,535,000, and a procurement strategy will be developed for delivery of the investment, ensuring value for money,” the council said.