THE CROSSING outside Sanders Park in Bromsgrove is to be upgraded so it is suitable for cyclists and mobility scooters, as well as pedestrians.
The enhancements will take be implemented on both sides of the road on the approaches to the crossing which will become a ‘toucan’ after the work is finished.
The work is part of Worcestershire County Council’s continuing scheme to improve walking and cycling routes across Bromsgrove.
Coun Ken Pollock, the council’s cabinet member with responsibility for economy and infrastructure, said: “We’re committed to ensuring we reduce congestion in and around Bromsgrove and making improvements to walking and cycling routes is a huge part of this commitment.
“Work to improve access in Sanders Park is already well underway and providing better links to it from Kidderminster Road is a very important part of this work.”
Access to the town’s main park will also be improved by removing the pillar and widening the entrance.
Work starts on Monday, September 23, and will be completed later this year.
Temporary traffic lights will be needed towards the end of the scheme and a night-time closure will be necessary for the resurfacing of the road.
BT will be on-site before the main work starts to carry out some preparatory works.
This follows the recent completion of Pig Alley which runs near Bromsgrove School and South Bromsgrove High School.
The programme is funded by the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund which granted the county council £3.4million to reduce traffic congestion and improve walking and cycling routes.
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20694/bromsgrove_improvements for more information.