Carters Green Public Realm Improvements Summer 2019
Carters Green Public Realm Improvements
Work on a major improvement scheme in Carters Green - with new paving, seating and street lighting along with trees and the creation of a new public square and events area – will start in late June 2019.
The council has appointed Fitzgerald Contractors to deliver the project, which will take 26 weeks (around six months).
The aim of the project is to improve the look of the area, making it better for visitors, businesses and retailers.
The £1.1 million regeneration and safety project is also delivering increased on-street parking, better and safer crossing points for pedestrians, and realigning the road to slow down vehicles but also improve the flow of traffic.
Other benefits include easier access to the existing car park by the YMCA, relocating bus stops to offer a better service for users and installing security cameras.
Carters Green will remain open during this work and every effort will be made to keep the disruption to a minimum.
Priority will be given to pedestrians visiting the shops and business. Drivers passing through Carters Green are encouraged to seek alternative routes. On street car parking spaces will be restricted during the work, however, drivers can use the public car parks at John Street, Shaftsbury Street and outside the YMCA building.
Improving the location of crossing points and reducing crossing distances will have safety benefits and will tackle highway congestion issues coming into the centre.
For further information please contact Ldf_planning@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 4055.