20th Oct, 2019

Work to cut congestion on the A38 in Bromsgrove set to begin

Harry Leach 8th Apr, 2019 Updated: 8th Apr, 2019

ROADWORKS aimed to improve congestion issues on the A38 will take place in Bromsgrove later this month.

The first phase of work, carried out by Worcestershire County Council and Highways England, includes improvements at three key locations – Barley Mow Lane, M5 Junction 4 and M42 Junction 1.

On Monday, April 22 work will begin at the junction of the A38, which turns on to Barley Mow Lane.

A right-turn lane will be put in place for southbound A38 traffic wishing to make the turn.

A spokesperson from Worcestershire County Council said: “The lane will help prevent through-traffic being held up by traffic waiting to make the turn.

“To make room for the right-turn lane, the existing pedestrian crossing will be moved slightly further north and the bus stops will be moved a few metres from their current locations.”

There will also be some improvements to street lighting between Barley Mow Lane and Hazelton Road.

In late May a number of overnight closures will be needed for resurfacing.

The exact timings of these will be confirmed closer to the time.

County Council officers say temporary traffic lights will be used for a small number of days during off-peak hours – however this will be kept to a minimum.

The County Council is working with partners Highways England, Bromsgrove District Council, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver its programme.

For further information visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/a38improvements or follow @worcstravel on Twitter.

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