£170,000 parking scheme for Carters Green

Published 21st December 2017

A section of pedestrian paving in West Bromwich High Street is set to be improved under a £170,000 refurbishment scheme.

The stretch which runs from Carters Green to Shaftesbury Street will be totally repaired/resurfaced on both sides of the High Street along with improved lighting where needed.

Monies for the facelift has come from Section 106 highway infrastructure grant funding from Sandwell College.

Section 106 grant funding is money paid by a developer as part of planning permission to the local council.

Under the scheme highway bosses will also be carrying out a traffic survey in the New Year in a bid to see if anything can be done to reduce the traffic congestion at the Carters Green roundabout and onto the High Street.

Councillor Paul Moore, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "This scheme will greatly improve the quality and the look of this section of the High Street for pedestrians.

"If we can do something to ease the traffic congestion as part of this work, then so much the better.

"This scheme will complete the refurbishment work that we've already carried out to the pavement areas along the whole of the High Street."
Once the traffic survey has been completed, detailed plans for the work can be drawn up and a contractor appointed.

Work on the project is anticipated to start in spring 2018.