Major road improvements for West Bromwich
The A41 underpass is a major part in unlocking West Bromwich for the massive multi-million regeneration programme. The £25 million project has been designed to speed up traffic flow along the dual carriageway which runs from the M5 Junction 1 motorway, and as a result the capacity of the junction will now increase from 70,000 to 115,000 vehicles each day. It will significantly improve access into West Bromwich and cut congestion for commuters.
Construction work began in June 2010 and was carefully programmed to minimise disruption to traffic flows. In May 2012, the new A41 footbridge was lifted into position. The bridge provides a pedestrian and cycle link between All Saints and West Bromwich. The underpass officially opened on the 5th November 2012 by Sandwell Councillor Mayor Keith Davies.
The A41 junction improvement scheme:
- improves access into West Bromwich town centre
- boosts links between West Bromwich and the motorway network at nearby Junction 1 of the M5
- cuts delays and congestion on the A41 and improves bus services
- boosts pedestrian and cycle links to West Bromwich town centre by creating safer and more convenient routes.
Photographs detailing the construction process were taken on a regular basis. Take a look to see how the A41 underpass was built.
The A41 Junction Improvement website has an archive of photographs of the work carried out and key facts about the project.
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