Hereford Bypass

Scheme outline

Construction of a new single two-lane road to the west of Hereford, connecting the A49 to the north of the town with the A465 to the south-west.

The preferred route for the bypass was announced in July 2018 after a consultation exercise in late 2017. The route will include two intermediate junctions: one at the A4103 Roman Road, and the other at the A438 Kings Acre Road.

A later, second stage called the Southern Link Road would continue the route across the south of Hereford to rejoin the A49, at which point a full bypass of Hereford would be formed. When that happens, the bypass is likely to assume the A49 number, but until then it is not known what route number will be assigned to the bypass.

On hold
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority


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12 January 2020

The scheme has been paused while the County Council look into alternative improvements to walking, cycling, bus and the public realm in an effort to promote active travel rather than encourage more road traffic.

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With thanks to Stephen Field and Gerry McKenna for information on this page.