Press release

Pedestrian access improvements on the A49 in Hereford

The Highways Agency will be carrying out work to improve pedestrian footpaths and disabled access within a two-thirds of a mile section of the A49 in Hereford, starting on Monday 12 May.


The work involves footpath resurfacing work and installing tactile paving and dropped kerbs on the A49 Ross Road in Hereford. The work will be carried out between the Hinton Road and Mayberry Avenue junctions over a seven-week period.

Highways Agency Project Manager Purnima Kaul said:

This work will provide improved footpath surfaces for pedestrians, and also improve access for disabled people by improving crossing points.

The work will be carried out mainly using temporary traffic lights to manage traffic, but we advise road users to allow extra time for their journeys and for local residents to expect some disruption to their access.

Daytime work will be carried out from 9.30am to 3pm and night time work from 10.30pm to 6.30am.

The work will be carried out using a mixture of narrow lanes and temporary traffic lights to manage traffic. The work will require some temporary closures and affect access to and from Hinton Road, Priors Walk (off A49 Ross Road), Boycott Road and Pencroft Road.

During the work on the Hinton Road end of Ross Road, access to Hinton Road will be via Holme Lacy Road, Hinton Avenue and Hinton Crescent.

Access to Priors Walk and Boycott Road will be via a gate located on Priors Walk.. Pencroft Road will be accessed via Mayberry Avenue, onto Hillside Avenue, then Pencroft Road.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 8 May 2014