25th Nov, 2020

Work to enhance walking and cycling routes in Bromsgrove to start this month

Tristan Harris 5th Sep, 2020 Updated: 5th Sep, 2020

WORK will start later this month on more enhanced walking and cycling routes across Bromsgrove.

Improvements, such as new dropped kerbs and crossing points, will be made to Hill Lane, Dragoon Fields and Church Lane for better access and to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Coun Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said they would make a big difference.

“These works, along with the schemes already completed in the town, are essential for making it easier for people to get about without the need to use their cars.

“Making improvements to walking and cycling provision is a huge part of the council’s commitment to reduce congestion, not only in Bromsgrove, but across the county.”

Works to upgrade the Worcester Road to the footpath and alley begins on Tuesday. The footpath will be closed throughout the works, with works expected to last up to three days.

The improvements at Dragoon Fields will begin on Thursday and last four days. A dropped kerb will be installed on either side at the Finstall Road junction which will be closed during the works.

And works lasting three days will get underway at the junction of Kidderminster Road and Church Lane next Monday, September 14, to install a new dropped kerb crossing. Three-way traffic lights will be in place.

Diversions will be introduced for all footpath and road closures.

During the past two years Worcestershire County Council has worked on a number of walking and cycling improvement schemes across the district as part of a £3.4million scheme.

The cash came from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) National Productivity Investment Fund.

Visit worcestershire.gov.uk for more on the Bromsgrove improvements.

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