Hylton Road Closure: Flood Barrier

We have been advised by the Environment Agency this morning (Tuesday 29 October) that the River Severn is continuing to rise and that it will be necessary to install the flood barriers on Hylton Road.flood-barrier-map

The barriers will be installed between 2 and 3 pm today, with Hylton Road closed to through traffic from 1pm. The barriers are located directly outside the University of Worcester Arena and will prohibit traffic travelling between the Arena and the traffic lights outside the McDonalds on Tybridge Street. It is likely that the barriers will remain in place over the next 48 hours.

The entrance to the Arena and Severn Campus car parks will remain open and can be accessed from the St. John’s Campus via Hylton Road. If you are parked at the Severn Campus and need to travel into the city centre, you will be able to turn left on to Hylton Road and towards the St. John’s Campus and then travel back along Henwick Road to reach the bridge. Both the road bridge and the Sabrina footbridge are open.

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to keep staff and students updated through the following channels if there is new information: