A38 Bromsgrove Improvements

Published Thursday, 27th May 2021

Latest Updates on the A38 Bromsgrove Improvements

6 August 2021

Next step for Bromsgrove’s newest walking and cycling bridge

A brand-new footbridge in Bromsgrove is progressing well and has now had its bridge beams installed.

The beams will join up the segregated cycle and footway between Charford Road and Harvington Road in Bromsgrove.

The footbridge, once complete, will allow for better access by walking and cycling as part of a range of improvements along the whole A38 corridor. 

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport for Worcestershire County Council, said: “The schemes to complete the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme on the A38 are gathering pace, with yet another element to improve walking and cycling connectivity being moved into place last month. 

“This bridge, alongside other infrastructure improvements in the A38 corridor will vastly improve walking and cycling routes in the area.”

The bridge beams were lifted into place over two nights, late last month, on 22 and 23 July.   

Further works will be needed before the bridge becomes operational including the connection to the existing shared use footway network on both sides. 

It is expected that the bridge will be open for public use in the Autumn. 

A38 Bromsgrove Bridge Lift

27 May 2021

Bromsgrove improvements progressing well

Works on three schemes to make improvements along the A38 corridor in Bromsgrove are progressing well. 

These Phase 2 works are being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, as part of the wider A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (A38 BREP).  

The improvements will enhance the cycling and walking network in and around the town, and link in with other County Council schemes.

The three schemes will see the following improvements made:
A new Toucan Crossing created on the A448 Stratford Road, adjacent to Blackwood Road and Fordhouse Road.

A segregated footway/cycleway between Harvington Road and Charford Road.

An upgrade to the northern footpath on Charford Road between the A38 and South Bromsgrove School. 

Read the full article: Bromsgrove improvements progressing well

24 February 2021

Two new schemes added to list of proposed A38 Bromsgrove improvements

Worcestershire County Council wants to hear from residents about two new schemes that have been developed to help improve the cycling and walking network in the A38 Bromsgrove corridor.

Following feedback from residents at the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) engagement sessions which were held across the town last year, two new schemes have been added to the proposed improvements. 

Scheme 1 would see the creation of a new segregated walking and cycling route alongside this section of the A38. It would also include the removal of the left turn bypass lane at the Slideslow Drive roundabout, allowing a new toucan crossing on Slideslow Drive to be created.

Scheme 6 would see works taking place on Regents Park Road, between the roundabout with the A38/A448 and Royal Worcester Crescent. The works would include the addition of a shared foot/cycleway, which will link into current facilities within the Oakalls Estate.

Any feedback can then be sent to majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk

The deadline for your feedback is Friday 19th March 2021.

Read the full article: Two new schemes added to list of proposed A38 Bromsgrove improvements

10 February 2021

A38 motorway junction improvements set to take another step forward

The works to make improvements to the A38 at Junction 1 of the M42 in Bromsgrove are progressing well.
 
Works to widen the A38 northbound have been completed, with the focus now on widening the southbound section, installing the new service road to improve access to properties and adding the central splitter island to enhance crossing facilities.
 
The works are part of the wider A38 Bromsgrove Improvement Scheme, which has already seen improvements made at Barley Mow Lane and the A38 at junction 4 of the M5.

To allow the works to progress, some overnight works are needed for resurfacing and the updating of road markings. The works will happen in two phases. The first phase will be from 18th February to 3rd March, between 9pm-6am. 

This will involve the closure of the exits and entries to the roundabout, including the M42 slip roads, Old Birmingham Road and Alcester Road. The A38 will remain open, with two-way traffic signals either side of the roundabout.
 
Phase two, will take place between 4th March and 11th March, between 9pm-6am. This will involve closure of the A38 north of the roundabout to the Topaz Business Park, to allow for resurfacing and line-marking.

Read the full article: A38 motorway junction improvements set to take another step forward

9 February 2021

Further Bromsgrove walking and cycling improvements to start this month

Works on two schemes to make improvements along the A38 corridor in Bromsgrove will get underway this month.

These works, which will start during week commencing 15th February, are part of three schemes which are being delivered by Worcestershire County Council, prior to the wider A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP).

The works will make additional improvements and link into other schemes to enhance the cycling and walking network in and around the town.

Read the full article: Further Bromsgrove walking and cycling improvements to start this month

21 December 2020

Walking and cycling improvements to push ahead

Works on three proposed schemes to make improvements along the A38 corridor in Bromsgrove are set to go ahead, prior to the wider A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) being delivered by Worcestershire County Council.

The three schemes will make additional improvements and link into other schemes, to enhance the cycling and walking network in and around the town.

These three schemes aim to provide a high-quality walking and cycling corridor between the Artrix area and Charford Road. 

The works include, 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, which will include a new Toucan Crossing.

Works are set to start on these three schemes early in 2021.

Read the full article: Walking and cycling improvements to push ahead

14 October 2020

Major A38 Bromsgrove improvements seeking approval for next step

The proposed scheme to make further improvements to the A38 in Bromsgrove is set to go before Worcestershire County Council Cabinet next week.

The Cabinet meeting, taking place on Thursday 22nd October, will include discussions on the set of proposals that make up the A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP). 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. 

This focuses on a programme of schemes that aim to build on the work that’s already underway on the A38 in Bromsgrove, to reduce congestion and improve further, the walking and cycling network in and around the town.

Read the full article: Major A38 Bromsgrove improvements seeking approval for next step

23 September 2020

Overnight closures at M5 Junction 4

Please be aware of the following night closures, as part of the improvement works on the A38 at M5 J4:

Wed 23 Sept : 9pm - 6am
Thur 24 Sept: 9pm - 6am
Fri 25 Sept: 9pm - 6am

14 July 2020

M42 Junction 1 improvements set to get underway

Works to make improvements to Junction 1 of the M42 in Bromsgrove are set to get underway next week.

The works which are being carried out by Worcestershire County Council will start week beginning 20th July and include widening of both the A38 northbound exit and southbound approach to the roundabout and a new service road for properties facing the A38 southbound, offering improved access for vehicles.

The works are part of the wider A38 Bromsgrove Improvement scheme, which has already seen improvements made at Barley Mow Lane and work started last month on improvements to junction 4 of the M5.

Read the full story: M42 Junction 1 improvements set to get underway