£43m of central government funding has been secured by Worcestershire County Council. The funding is for a highway improvement project in Bromsgrove.
The county council originally pitched for £49m from the Department of Transport in order to deliver phase three of the A38 Bromsgrove route enhancement programme. Phase three will see a series of junction improvements aimed at reducing congestion along the 7.5 mile stretch between the M5 Junction 4 to the north and the A381 /B4094 to the south.
Simon Geraghty, Council leader said: “We are delightedthat the A38 project has taken this huge step forward in securing £43m funding from the Department of Transport. This important investment will go towards helping improve everyday journeys around Bromsgrove”.
The next step is for the council to complete the design of the project, decide upon a contractor and then submit to the department a full business proposal for final funding approval. Once this is approved work could then commence in early 2023.