11th June 2014
A major road improvement scheme costing £11m is expected to get underway this month in Birmingham.
The project, which is being financed to the tune of £8.2m by Central Government, will take 12 months to complete and ease congestion and boost traffic flow on a busy stretch of the A452 Chester Road.
Approximately 40,000 vehicles use the road each day and the scheme is intended to support the city retain existing businesses, whilst encouraging future investment and regeneration in the area.
The multi-million pound overhaul will include:
In 2013 the Minister of State for Transport, Baroness Kramer said: “This road carries heavy traffic creating poor access, environmental problems and a lack of reliable journey times for public transport, freight operations and private cars.
The A452 Chester Road is part of the city’s regionally strategic route and the much needed upgrades will also provide enhanced facilities for cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users.
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for development, jobs and skills, Councillor Tahir Ali, said, “Delays on Chester Road have been causing real issues for businesses. This discourages further investment to the area, so I’m really pleased the situation has been recognised.”
Sutton Coldfield Rural has been informed that the improvements being undertaken, between Junction 5 of the M6 and Bagot Arms Roundabout, are expected to be completed by July 2015.
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