Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme

Worcestershire County Council’s A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) 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 11 in the Midlands submitted to the Department for Transport, as part of a £3.5 billion fund.

The BREP follows work that began last year to make improvements to the junction with Barley Mow Lane, M5 Junction 4 and M42 Junction 1. 

This new wider proposed programme of works is being developed to deliver additional improvements on the A38 corridor between Lydiate Ash and the Hanbury Turn and consists of 12 individual schemes.

The priorities for the overall scheme include:

  • reducing congestion, increasing journey time reliability and reducing travel costs
  • supporting economic and employment growth
  • supporting all road users by increasing connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists
  • supporting access to and from the M5 and M42 strategic road network (SRN)

Give us your feedback on two new schemes February 2021

Following feedback received at the engagement events which took place early in 2020, we have developed two new schemes to make further improvements to the walking and cycling network in and around the town.

View scheme maps and supporting documents

We now need your feedback on these schemes to help shape them to be included in the business case. Your feedback should be sent to majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk by Friday 19 March 2021.

Advanced Schemes

Works on three schemes to make improvements along the A38 corridor in Bromsgrove have now started.

These works are being delivered prior to the wider A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme.

The works include the installation of a new Toucan Crossing of the A448 Stratford Road, adjacent to Blackwood Road and Fordhouse Road, a segregated footway/cycleway between Harvington Road and Charford Lane and an upgrade to the northern footpath on Charford Road between the A38 and South Bromsgrove School and the installation of a new Toucan Crossing.

View the advanced scheme maps

Information sessions 2020

We held five information sessions where the project team were on hand to answer any questions that were raised about the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme. During these sessions we gained a lot of feedback that will help support the next stage of the bid to the DfT.

If you were unable to make it to one of the sessions or would like to view each of the 12 proposed schemes in more detail, please see below.

A map of the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme

A map showing the A38 Bromsgrove Improvements

View the individual scheme maps

Engagement Exercise Summary

Thank you to everyone who attended one of the engagement sessions and to those who provided us with their feedback. 

Please see below a general summary of the engagement exercise and a breakdown of the comments received, alongside our responses to those comments.

More information: Engagement exercise summary