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Bewdley road closures 24 September 2017 (Gala weekend)

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Bewdley road closures 24 September 2017 (Gala weekend) Reply with quote

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PJ March 2017.


I have just received, among with all the other junk shoved through my letter box, a notice that may have some disruption to travel plans by visitors to the Autumn Gala on Sunday 24th September this year. It details road closures for cyclists taking part in something called 'Velo Birmingham'. The roads closed will be, according to the notice, A458, A456, B4190, B4194. These will be shut at various times during the day. It appears that Bewdley town centre will be shut for most of the morning making it impossible to access the station by car. Bewdley has no bus service on Sundays. It appears to me that should anyone planning to visit the SVR on that date had better plan their travel arrangements well in advance as this bike ride for 15,000 will create a large amount of disruption for our visitors and staff on this day. According to the notice, 'Email route@velobirmingham.com with queries regarding the route and subsequent road closures. For general information visit www.velobirmingham.com And good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bewdley town centre will be shut for most of the morning making it impossible to access the station by car.

At worst, this will cause the minor inconvenience to those arriving from Kidderminster direction of a half mile detour as they will have to turn left at the roundabout on to the bypass, then right at the first traffic lights, drive past the school, then turn right in to Station Road.
For those arriving from Cleobury Mortimer direction, it will probably make no difference at all, as they will be coming down the bypass anyway.

https://velobirmingham.com/the-route/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a brief acknowledgement from the SVR that they are already aware, and are dealing.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
At worst, this will cause the minor inconvenience to those arriving from Kidderminster direction of a half mile detour as they will have to turn left at the roundabout on to the bypass, then right at the first traffic lights, drive past the school, then turn right in to Station Road.
For those arriving from Cleobury Mortimer direction, it will probably make no difference at all, as they will be coming down the bypass anyway.


It appears to completely block off access to Northwood Lane, which is popular with photographers - although the locals may appreciate the lack of badly parked cars, at the cost of not being able to get very far with their own vehicles!

It also adds quite a detour for anyone trying to access Dowles Road, which is the main route used when traveling to/from the country stations by road. It could be prudent to add 15 minutes for anyone travelling towards those via Bewdley, especially if there are a number of confused road users around!

(I'm also unclear as to whether access to Kidderminster from Bridgnorth via the A442 will be blocked off - if all traffic is being diverted via back roads and through Bewdley, or all the way into Birmingham and back, that's a significant change)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's only half a dozen or so proper parking spaces on Northwood Lane anyway, right at the end by the pipeline bridge. It'll make a nice change for the residents to have some notice in advance of closure, instead of being surprised by a fire engine blocking the road as it puts out another fire caused by the steam trains.

Kidderminster > Dowles Road > Highley etc. will require going round Bewdley bypass. Just like when there's a duck race, carnival, church roof repairs etc

Bridgnorth > Kidderminster will be a bit of a detour via Highley, Kinlet, Bewdley.

There's a picture of the local notice here. I'll see if I can get hold of one and post up a clearer version.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
Bridgnorth > Kidderminster will be a bit of a detour via Highley, Kinlet, Bewdley.


Ouch, even on a Sunday that's going to be a lot of traffic funnelling down country lanes and through the centre of both Highley and Bewdley, especially if there's the additional traffic from the gala (increased use on that route is already noticeable when SVR events are on).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NBI acknowledging the interest:

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We’ve received a number of emails today with people raising their concern with Velo Birmingham and their charity 100 mile cycle ride and associated road closures in Kidderminster and Bewdley on September 24th, the Sunday of our Autumn Steam Gala.
I have subsequently made contact with their Operations Manager, whom I am meeting with next week to ensure we work together to reduce their event’s
impact on our Gala.
An update will be issued as and when an arrangement is made. Thank you for your patience.
Lewis Maddox
Events Coordinator

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt their Operation Manager is now thinking "Can't train spotters read a map? Why don't they just drive down the A456 or A449, like they do any other Sunday?" Rolling Eyes
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