Hereford Enterprise Zone will gain a new link to the city next week when a new foot and cycle way opens.
Following the route of a dismantled railway line, the path will link the Bartonsham and Rotherwas areas of Hereford, and will dramatically cut journey times for people travelling to and from the Skylon Park Enterprise Zone.
The route, dubbed the Greenway, includes a new landmark bridge crossing the River Wye, and will be open to walkers and cyclists from next Tuesday.
Hereford Councillor Philip Price, cabinet member for infrastructure, indicated that the bridge marked a new era for commuters in the city.
“I am delighted that this project is nearing completion,” said Price. “It will make the lives of those regularly travelling to and from Rotherwas easier and the journey to work quicker and more enjoyable.”
“With a comparable journey made by car taking significantly longer, I am confident that the route will attract new walkers and cyclists switching on to the health, wealth and environmental benefits of this alternative way of travelling into Rotherwas.”
Hereford Enterprise Zone is located in Rotherwas and will directly benefit from the new route. The Zone recently announced the start of construction of a multi-million pound facility for Beck Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the construction and agricultural industry.