Work has started on a new two-way cycle route along a busy Dudley commuter route

Work has started on a new two-way cycle route along a busy commuter route in Dudley.

The route will run along the A4123 in Dudley, between Castle Road and the Tipton Road Junction, as part of a £1.08million grant  from the Government’s Active Travel Fund to finance the project which will give people alternatives to the car such as walking or cycling. 

As part of the improvement work, a single lane of the Birmingham New Road is closed for around 50 metres near to Woodcroft Avenue, for around three weeks to install the underground infrastructure for a new Toucan pedestrian crossing.

The work is also expected to boost air quality while improving the general health and wellbeing of residents and provide a direct link to Peggy's meadow footpath.

The work follows feedback from residents and businesses from a public consultation earlier this year. Cllr Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environment, said:

"This is a fantastic piece of work and will open up many health benefits for people using that important commuter route. The Government has ring fenced this money to provide this specific scheme which will encourage walking and cycling and help to make our roads safer for everyone.

"We’re really pleased that the work has now begun on site and would encourage residents to check before they travel as with any highway scheme, delays and disruption can be inevitable."

Further highway improvement works will follow on from this and will take place on the A4123, between the Tipton Road and Woodcroft Avenue junction, until Summer 2024.


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