Bromsgrove walking and cycling improvements take another step forward

Pig Alley before the Walking and Cycling improvements begin on the 22nd July. Published Monday, 15th July 2019

Further works are set to get underway next week as part of Worcestershire County Council’s commitment to improving walking and cycling routes across Bromsgrove.

The programme of works is part of the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund to update and introduce new walking and cycling routes. Works in Bromsgrove started last Autumn with the aim of giving local residents a viable alternative to short car journeys.

The scheme will improve the walking and cycling infrastructure and will deliver 6 brand new recognised walking and cycling pathways in the area as well as improving those already in place.

The latest in a long list of improvement works will be at Pig Alley, with works set to start on Monday 22 July. The works will improve the appearance and accessibility of the area and will include widening the path to an average width of 3m, improving the drainage and updating the lighting in the area.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "We’re progressing well with a number of projects in Bromsgrove aimed at improving walking and cycling routes.

“The works at Pig Alley are an essential part of this programme and will improve the alleyway greatly, ensuring that this popular route, used by a lot of parents and school children, is fit for use at all times.”

To enable the works at Pig Alley to take place, the entire alleyway will be closed for the duration of the project. The works will take place over the school holidays to minimise the amount of disruption and diversion routes will be signposted. Works are due to be completed in September ahead of the schools returning.

The works at Pig Alley add to improvements already progressing well at Sanders Park, with the first phase of work set to be finished by the end of July. Work is also set to take place later this year to trial a new access gate between the Bromsgrove Station building and Garrington Road.

More information about improvements being made to Bromsgrove’s walking and cycling routes can be found at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20694/bromsgrove_improvements