EMERGENCY repairs to a collapsing road in Herefordshire are being carried out, alleviating concerns it could have been closed for 12 months.

Herefordshire Council said contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places was carrying out repairs to the collapsing A44 Worcester road, near Bromyard, for four days from Wednesday (March 8).

Coun Nigel Shaw, the Conservative councillor for the Bromyard Bringsty ward, said there was damage on the bends at Bringsty, west of the town, saying the road is "dangerously subsided with a two to three-inch drop in the surface".


But temporary traffic lights have already been in situ since February 9, with emergency works only now taking place. They have now been delayed due to the snow though.

Earlier this month, after chasing the contractor for an update, he said the repairs should be sooner than 12 months' time.

"Those that travel the A449 will recall a similar lane closure because of subsidence outside Much Marcle that lasted over a year," he said.


"I'm reassured that this incident won't take so long."

Works will take place for four days, with no weekend working, between 9.30am until 3.30pm.

The diversion will be signposted locally, the council said.