THE major scheme to dual the A4440 Southern Link Road in Worcester, that will make it easier for people from Tenbury travelling east and being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, is set to take another step forward.

The newly constructed extension of the Carrington Bridge opened for the first time ever to traffic from Monday.

Vehicles will be using this new part of the bridge over the River Severn and the new carriageway along Temeside Way to enable improvement works to be made to the existing carriageway.

The steel for Carrington Bridge was lifted into place, late in 2020, and since then works have taken place on the bridge decking and surfacing to enable the upcoming switchover of traffic.

Jon Fraser, of Worcestershire County Council Highways said: “The new part of Carrington Bridge being open for traffic is huge milestone in this major scheme, we’re delivering to dual from M5 to Powick Roundabout.

“There is still more to be done on the fourth and final phase of our scheme.”