Have your say on proposed alternative to footbridge over the A38

An alternative to a pedestrian and cycling footbridge linking the two severed ends of Old Station Road on either side of the A38 in Bromsgrove has been proposed.

The Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP) Scheme 3 footbridge scheme was paused in late 2021, due to changes in the national guidance for infrastructure of this kind whilst Worcestershire County Council explored the possibility of other options that could deliver similar objectives.

The alternative proposal includes a walking and cycling route or “Active Travel Corridor” that connects the railway station with the town centre.

The new scheme would involve widening a number of footway sections to create shared pedestrian/cycleways. It is proposed to make Drummond Road one way (southbound) and introduce traffic calming measures to improve safety around Aston Fields Middle School. Improvements would also be made to the public space in Aston Fields as well as upgrading existing pedestrian / cycle infrastructure.

In addition, the County Council is proposing enhance cycling in the Fordhouse Road/Bant Mill Road and Harvington Road corridor by introducing traffic calming measures to assist with reducing vehicle speeds.

People are being encouraged to have their say on the alternative proposals and can view them in more detail here: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/a38brep

People are invited to share their comments either by email to majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk or by writing to:

A38 BREP Engagement Exercise

Economy and Infrastructure Directorate

Worcestershire County Council

County Hall

Spetchley Road

Worcester

WR5 2NP

The deadline to submit comments is Friday 12th August 2022.