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2nd Jul, 2022

Councillors to vote on new replacement pedestrian and cyclist footbridge over Bromsgrove's A38

A NEW replacement pedestrian and footbridge across the main A38 in Bromsgrove could be given the go ahead on Tuesday, May 24.

Worcestershire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee will meet to vote on proposals to build the modern standard, multi-million-pound bridge over one of the town’s main roads.

It will link Carnforth Road to the east of the A38 to Fordhouse Road to the west of the A38, replacing the existing outdated structure.

Coun Marc Bayliss, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said: “The bridge would be a significant step forward in our commitment to providing improved walking and cycling infrastructure in Bromsgrove.

“We’ve already made an impressive start on improving this corridor and, if approved, the additional footbridge would go a long way to enhancing connectivity within the town.”

The bridge forms part of Phase 3 of the council’s A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (A38 BREP) which aims to support all road users within the corridor.

The bridge has been designed to provide safe and secure crossings on the A38, promoting walking and cycling within the area, replacing an existing bridge that despite being on a national cycle route, cyclists are required to dismount to cross due to current safety issues.

This will build upon the recent successful delivery of a comprehensive network of walking and cycling routes across the town, linking residential areas, employment sites, schools, the hospital, the town centre and the railway station.

To view the planning documents, visit: https://worcestershire.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=128&MId=5202 and for more information on the A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) as a whole go to: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/A38brep

 

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