Plans coming together for Hoobrook Island improvements

Councillor Alan Amos stood in front of Hoobrook Island
Councillor Alan Amos at Hoobrook Island
Published Friday, 24th July 2020

Worcestershire County Council is in the final stages of planning improvements to the Hoobrook Island in Kidderminster.

The works on the island will include adding traffic signals and widening the approaches for the A449 and A442 and increased circulatory lanes on the island itself. All with the aim of improving journey times and reducing congestion, by increasing the capacity and flow of traffic on to and through the island.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: "The planned improvements to Hoobrook Island will make a big difference to congestion in the area, by improving traffic flow on the island.

“Congestion is a priority for the County Council because we know it’s important for the county’s residents.

“This scheme to make improvements to the island is part of a wider package announced in this year’s Council budget to deliver bigger, better schemes to relieve congestion across the county.”
The final design for the works is due to be completed in October 2020, with a plan to start the works later this year.

The wider package of works to improve congestion across the county includes schemes in Bromsgrove Town centre, Evesham Town centre and on the A38/A4104 staggered junction in Upton-Upon-Severn.