Congestion-busting plans for A452 to go on show - The Solihull Observer

Congestion-busting plans for A452 to go on show

Solihull Editorial 8th Feb, 2024   0

CONGESTION-BUSTING plans for the A452 (Chester Road) in Chelmund’s Cross are set to go on show following the launch of a public consultation.

The proposals will be available for all to see at Three Trees Community Centre, Hedingham Grove in Chelmsley Wood on February 20 from 3pm to 6pm and on March 2 from 1pm until 4pm.

The exhibitions will give people the chance to see the plans up close for themselves, talk to the people behind the scheme and also leave their comments for review.

The proposals being developed include converting convert sections of the single lane carriageway into a two-lane dual carriageway and a realignment of the Coleshill Heath roundabout with hoped that it will reduce congestion in the area.

The concept design also includes improvements for cyclists and pedestrians by creating a segregated new cycle route, providing additional crossings and resurfacing existing footways.

Solihull Council say the proposed scheme will improve the highway between the roundabouts with Moorend Avenue and Coleshill Heath Road in Chelmund’s Cross – where there are currently frequent vehicle queues and delays.

Solihull Council says the project will be funded by central government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) which aims to deliver transformational change through investments in public and sustainable transport infrastructure across England.

The Council says the release of the funding will be overseen by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Councillor Ken Hawkins, cabinet member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: “This key section of road has significance both at a strategic and local level, serving as a main diversion route to the nearby M6 and providing access to some of Solihull’s most important economic assets, including Birmingham Business Park, the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Airport and, in the future, HS2.

“I would encourage all the Solihull residents and commuters who regularly use this route to find out more about the proposed scheme and to help shape its development by taking part in this consultation.”

The consultation runs until March 18 and can be viewed here.



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