Major roadworks will be taking place throughout Worcestershire in 2023.

Huge highways schemes including Worcester’s Southern Link Road and the new Northern Link Road in Pershore were completed in 2022.

And this year looks set to be another busy one as work to improve and maintain the county’s network of roads and footpaths continues.

County councillor Marc Bayliss, the cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, said: "We’ve seen some fantastic milestones achieved this year, including the opening of the dual carriageway on the A4440 Southern Link Road between Ketch and Powick roundabouts, the completion of the works on Pershore Northern Link Road, and traffic travelling over the new roundabout near Upton for the first time.

“Thank you to everyone involved in these important projects, for your hard work and dedication, keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing many more great achievements next year.”

Worcester city centre improvements

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Roadworks in Trinity Street, WorcesterRoadworks in Trinity Street, Worcester

The final stage of a multi-million pound improvement scheme gets underway in the city centre this month.

Work to improve parking bays, footpaths, handrails and more has already been completed in Angel Row, Angel Place, St Swithin’s Street, Trinity Passage, Trinity Street and The Cross.

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After a break for Christmas, contractors will be working on St Nicholas Street and The Foregate in January.

The taxi rank in St Nicholas Street will be suspended during the works, which are scheduled to last six months. There’ll be no vehicular access to St Nicholas Street from Sansome Street from the end of January for about eight weeks.

Gas works, Lower Broadheath

Essential gas works are due to start on January 4 in Martley Road, Lower Broadheath, and will last until March 27.

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The village has seen a number of lengthy road closures and temporary lights in recent months while work on a new housing development takes place.

Kepax Bridge scheme

Bromsgrove Advertiser: An artist's impression of the new Kepax bridgeAn artist's impression of the new Kepax bridge (Image: COSTLY: An artist's impression of the proposed Kepax bridge in Worcester)

Preparation work for a new walking and cycling bridge that will connect Gheluvelt Park in Barbourne to the Kepax site in St John’s got underway in January 2022.

And following Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet approval in September, construction work began in earnest.

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A site office has been built in the park and work on the bridge, which the council says will become part of the city’s riverside route, is set to continue throughout this year.

The bridge is due for completion by early 2024.

Malvern Theatres expansion

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Footpaths closed outside Malvern TheatresFootpaths closed outside Malvern Theatres (Image: NQ)

Roadworks will continue to take place in Grange Road, Great Malvern, while work continues on the £2.25 million improvement of Malvern Theatres.

A 310-metre extension is being built to house a new theatre entrance and extra community space.

Grange Road was closed in the run-up to Christmas and will be closed to vehicles again from January 3 to 27, with traffic diverted to the east.

M5 barrier works

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Barrier replacement work is ongoing on the M5Barrier replacement work is ongoing on the M5

Lane closures on the M5 are expected to stick around for at least a few more months while barrier replacement work takes place in the middle of the motorway.

National Highways said the work will be continuing until at least March 27.