Carters Green Improvements
Carters Green improvements well underway
A major public realm and highways improvement scheme at Carters Green, West Bromwich, to install new paving, seating and street lighting along with more trees and an events area is well under way.
A new road layout is now in operation for drivers. The road swings slightly to the left where the old bus stops were previously located - as you drive down the High Street towards the Farley Clock Tower.
This has enabled work to start on the north side of the High Street where the public square and events area will be located.
A new bus stop will also be installed near the clock tower.
The £1.1 million regeneration and safety project, which commenced in June 2019, is delivering increased on-street parking, better and safer crossing points for pedestrians and realigning the road to slow down vehicles and improve the flow of traffic.
Much of the paving on the south side of the High Street at Carters Green has now been completed and is already giving a feeling of space and a lighter, more inviting environment. New lighting is being installed and new street trees will go in in November.
Careful management of pedestrian and vehicle routes have resulted in only minimal disruption and no increased traffic congestion.
Sandwell Council's cabinet member for sustainable transport, Councillor Jackie Taylor, said: "It's very pleasing to see the transformation of Carters Green happening before your very eyes. The footways and public spaces will have a totally different feel and hopefully this will encourage more people to visit Carters Green, bringing about a positive impact for local shops and businesses and improving the area for residents."
You can follow the progress of the scheme through the footage below.
Carters Green Plan