Improvement works designed to make pedestrian and cyclist access easier

Holme Lacy Road is to undergo extensive improvement works from mid-February 2016. The improvements, which are designed to make pedestrian and cyclist access easier will take around fourteen weeks to complete.

The work includes: 

  • Narrowing the existing carriageway to provide a measure of traffic calming
  • The installation of three toucan crossings located outside the Co-Operative stores, the Post Office and near Oak Crescent  
  • Widening of the existing footways to provide off-road cycling facilities

Councillor Paul Rone, cabinet member highways and transport said:

"This scheme is designed to support sustainable ways of travelling to and from Hereford's Enterprise Zone; shifting the emphasis from the car to pedestrians and cyclists.

The construction of the Rotherwas Access Road has meant that heavy traffic doesn't need to use Holme Lacy Road and this scheme is designed to encourage cars away from Holme Lacy Road as a way of accessing Rotherwas.

The scheme will make walking and cycling much safer for everyone living in the area and travelling to school and work on a daily basis."

More information about the scheme, including diversion routes and traffic management plans can be found on the council's website.

Whilst every effort is made to minimise disruption, the work will inevitably cause delays and we urge motorists to avoid the area for the duration of the work or find alternative ways of travelling. 

Published: 27th January 2016