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Busy Redditch junction set for improvements

Redditch Editorial 24th Mar, 2024   0

A BUSY junction in Redditch is set for improvements, to help reduce congestion and improve access for pedestrians.

Works on improvements to the busy Batchley Road and Hewell Road junction are set to start next Friday, March 29, with Worcestershire County Council installing a new mini roundabout and zebra crossing.

The new mini roundabout will created next to the junction of Batchley Road, and the zebra crossing will be added along Batchley Road.

Coun Mike Rouse, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’re aware of issues at this junction, so it’s great to see that these improvements are getting under way soon.

“I’d like to thank Coun Salman Akbar and Coun Brandon Clayton for their hard work and dedication in helping to get these works to a position where we are ready to deliver them.

“As a council, we’re committed to ensuring that we reduce congestion where we can and ensure that we are also looking at ways we can make improvements for those walking, wheeling and cycling at the same time.”

The works will last for five weeks and, at times, will include closures of Batchley Road between Hewell Road and Ashtree Road.

Hewell Road will have lane closures and operate under temporary traffic lights.

The existing bus stop at the junction will be relocated further along Batchley Road.

Access to frontages will be maintained at all times and any diversions will be clearly signed.

Visit worcestershire.gov.uk/council-services/travel-and-highways for more information.

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