WORK to tackle congestion in Hagley is set to start on March 22.
Worcestershire County Council will carry out improvements on the A456 / Worcester Road junction which has been earmarked due to its high levels of traffic and the road not flowing to its full capacity.
The footpath will be widened on the east side of Worcester Road, the pedestrian crossing will be realigned on Kidderminster Road, reducing the southbound part of the road to one lane and adding a left turn for traffic from Kidderminster Road to the northbound Worcester Road.
The works, carried out from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, will last for up to five weeks and involve some road closures and lane restrictions during that time.
There will also be some overnight works towards the end of the scheme which we will update on closer to the time.
The project is part-funded by the county council with additional investment from the Government’s Getting Building Fund via the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The Getting Building Fund aims to boost economic growth, and fuel local recovery and job creation.
Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said he worked with Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Karen May, to bring the improvements to fruition.
He added: “This is yet another example of the Council’s commitment to improving the road network, by tackling known congestion hotspots across the county.”
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/a456junctionimprovements for more information on the scheme.