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23rd Oct, 2021

Have your say on plans for two new pedestrian and cycle bridges over the A38 in Bromsgrove

RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on two pedestrian and cycle bridges across the A38 in Bromsgrove.

Worcestershire County Council is sharing its latest proposals before submitting a formal planning application.

The proposed schemes are available to view online on the county council’s website and at Bromsgrove Library where boards will go on display from Monday, July 5 to 30.

The two pedestrian and cycle bridges form part of Phase 3 of Worcestershire County Council’s A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (A38 BREP), which aims to support all road users within the corridor.

Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “We’ve already made a start on improving this corridor and these additional footbridge schemes would go a long way to improving connectivity within the town.

“They will also encourage people to use alternative travel by improving the local walking and cycling network.

“I’d like to encourage people to have a look online or go along to Bromsgrove Library to find out more about the proposed plans and tell us their views.”

The schemes involve replacing the pedestrian and cycle bridge between Fordhouse Road and Carnforth Road, allowing for cycle movements and modern accessibility standards and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge between the two ends of Old Station Road at the location of the existing pedestrian crossing on the A38.

The two bridges have been designed to provide safe and secure crossings on the A38, promoting walking and cycling within the area. 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 latest proposals for the two bridges, and for more information on the A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) as a whole go to go to: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/A38brep

People can submit comments and views about the scheme by sending an email to majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk.

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