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Works to install new road crossings gets underway

Cllr Alan Amos outlining new road crossing Published Tuesday, 11th August 2020

The summer programme of works to install five new road crossings across the county is now underway.

New zebra crossings are being installed at each of the five locations to improve pedestrian safety and provide better access to local amenities.

Work on the first two crossings on Brickfields Road, Worcester and Hewell Road, Redditch began this week.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: "I’m pleased that work is now underway to install these crossings.

“We continually monitor areas across the county to see if any upgrades are needed to improve safety and access within residential settings. These five locations were all highlighted as needing extra provision for people to cross the road safely and we have acted on that.”

Works on the next two crossings will begin on Monday 24th August. These will be located on Tolladine Road, Worcester and on Station Road, Pershore.

The position of the new crossing on Tolladine Road will be just east of the junction with Kenwood Avenue and will include some preparatory street lighting work in the area, week commencing Monday 17th August.

The new Station Road crossing will be positioned between Gig Bridge Lane and Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Both sets of works will require temporary traffic lights and the Station Road works will require some temporary road closures for which signage showing the diversion will be in place.

The last of these new crossings is planned for Willow Way in Redditch, with works scheduled to take place later in the summer.