THE LAYOUT of Bromsgrove bus station is set to be transformed under the latest walking and cycling route improvements being carried out by Worcestershire County Council’s Highways.
Currently there are five bus stops but that will be reduced to four when the work is completed.
The space where the fifth stop currently is will accommodate the taxi rank currently on the other side of the carriageway by the Market Plaice chip shop.
The aim is to make accessing taxis easier for pedestrians from the footpath, rather than them having to enter the road.
The scheme will begin on Monday, March 16, and last for ten weeks with work being carried out on both the footpath and the carriageway.
During this time, alternative temporary crossing points will be created and just three bus stops will be in use.
Highways chiefs say the crossing points will be clearly signposted, as will the bus stops to let passengers know which stop they need for the service they want.
The footbridge across the Spadesbourne Brook will be removed and replaced with a much wider one so it can accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.
And the crossing on will also be moved so it is in line with the new bridge, making it safer for pedestrians.
Coun Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for economy and infrastructure, said: “This is a very busy part of Bromsgrove, with a lot of people using these crossings.
“It’s important that we make the area as safe as possible for cyclists and pedestrians and therefore, these upgrades are essential.
“This is another example of a wide range of works that are happening in and around the town to improve the walking and cycling network.”
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