A busy crossing in Bromsgrove is set for an upgrade, to offer safer and more convenient access across the road for pedestrians.
The crossing at the junction of Worcester Road and Hanover Street is set to be upgraded to a Puffin crossing – a crossing that allows pedestrians and traffic to be managed more efficiently, using detectors that respond to demand. The two existing Zebra crossings on the exit from Worcester Road will be retained.
This work is part of Worcestershire County Council’s scheme in Bromsgrove to improve walking and cycling routes across the town.
Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “This crossing is well used by people wanting to access the town centre and it’s important that we ensure pedestrians are able to cross this busy road as safely as possible.
“A lot of work has already taken place across Bromsgrove to improve the walking and cycling network and we have much more planned in 2020.”
Work will start on 27th January for around five weeks. During this period, it will be necessary to close sections of footway. Whilst the existing controlled crossing is inaccessible, alternative controlled crossing points will be available.
The left turn out of Worcester Road will be closed for the majority of the time that the works take place and a diversion will be in place. Also, for a short period of time the junction will be controlled with temporary traffic lights.
In addition, from mid-March, there will be up to five night-time road closures of Worcester Road/Hanover Street for carriageway resurfacing. Vehicular access out of Worcester Road will remain open, but the route out of the road will depend where the work is taking place, this will be clearly signposted.
Dates/times may vary due to factors such as poor weather, so keep an eye on the Bromsgrove improvements page of the Council's website.