Hereford & Worcester

Worcester flood works plans go on show

Aerial view of flooding in Worcester
Worcester has suffered several floods over the last three months

Plans have been unveiled for flood alleviation work in part of Worcester.

Severn Trent said it would replace sewage pipes on Barbourne Road and Sunnyside Road, as well as install pumps to remove excess storm water.

The area has suffered from sewage floods and high water levels from Barbourne Brook in recent years.

The water firm said work on the £300,000 scheme was expected to begin on 10 February and last until mid April.

Sunnyside Road is due to close, with traffic lights and diversions in place along Barbourne Road.

Loren Hope, who runs a business on Barbourne Road, said she feared the work could cause extra disruption on what already a very busy road and could also affect trade.

Severn Trent said the roadworks were necessary to complete the scheme and it would do all it could to minimise disruption.

A public meeting, including an exhibition of the plans, is due to be held from 15:00 to 19:00 GMT at Worcester Rugby Club.

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