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'Bromsgrove A38 improvements and other schemes progressing well', say Worcestershire Highways chiefs

Tristan Harris 28th May, 2021 Updated: 28th May, 2021

THE THREE schemes to improve Bromsgrove’s A38 corridor are progressing well, say Worcestershire Highways chiefs.

The ‘Phase 2’ works are part of the wider A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) and will see the walking and cycling network in and around the town improved.

The first is the new Toucan crossing on the A448 Stratford Road, adjacent to Blackwood Road and Fordhouse Road.

Second is the segregated footway/cycleway between Harvington Road and Charford Road.

And the third is the upgrade to the northern footpath on Charford Road between the A38 and South Bromsgrove High School.

Coun Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “The Phase 2 schemes will add to the improvements that we’ve already made in Bromsgrove.

“We have brought these schemes forward ahead of the wider A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme, to ensure we continue the momentum in reducing congestion and providing high quality walking and cycling routes.”

Works on the three schemes are being funded by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and are set to be completed in the summer.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “This work on the A38 corridor is vital to helping improve active travel across the county, providing congestion easing benefits for businesses, commuters and visitors alike.

“I am pleased that work is progressing well and look forward to seeing the benefits this programme brings to the popular transport route later this year.”

The Phase 2 works come after the Phase 1 works to improve M5, J4, M42 J1 and Barley Mow Lane.

They will be followed by A38 BREP Phase 3 which has been included in a priority list of schemes to be allocated Government funding by Sub-national Transport Body Midlands Connect.

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/a38improvements for more on the improvements.

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