30th Oct, 2020

Plans to make further improvements to A38 Bromsgrove to go before County Council

Harry Leach 16th Oct, 2020

WORK to make further improvements to the A38 Bromsgrove bypass go before Worcestershire County Council Cabinet next Thursday, October 22.

A decision is to be made as to whether the programme of works can move on the next stage of submitting the funding bid to the Department for Transport.

The bypass is a major source of congestion at peak times for motorists coming from Redditch along the Bromsgrove Highway.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “We’ve already made a start on improving this corridor and these additional schemes would go a long way to improving reliability of journey times for those who travel by car.”

The A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme has been included in a priority list of schemes for government funding by Sub-national Transport Body Midlands Connect, with a funding request for £42 million to deliver it.

The proposed scheme is amongst 10 in the Midlands submitted to the Department for Transport, as part of a £3.5 billion fund.

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