A38 motorway junction improvements set to take another step forward

Aerial view of the A38 in Bromsgrove at the junction 1 of the M42 Published Wednesday, 10th February 2021

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.
Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "It’s great that another one of the council’s schemes to improve congestion in the county, is moving forward so well.
“These works, together with improvements at junction 4 of the M5 and Barley Mow Lane, will help reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability.
“The improvements that are already being delivered are part of a much wider picture, with more to come via the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme.”
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.

The works are set for completion in spring 2021.
These works are being delivered in partnership with Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Highways England.
For more information and to keep up-to-date with the scheme visit the County Council website.