Worcestershire County Council is marking a decade of transport infrastructure work in Worcester.

The initial phase of works began after a victorious bid to the Department for Transport.

The scheme included a new station at Malvern Link, improvements at Worcester Foregate Street Station, a variable messaging system for live car park information, a real time bus information system, and the first phase of A4440 Southern Link Road enhancements featuring capacity upgrades to the Ketch and Norton roundabouts.


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Since then, the A4440 Southern Link Road has been completely dualled and a fresh rail station, Worcestershire Parkway, has opened.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, reflected on the project's impact, saying: "Over the last 10 years, we have significantly increased transport investment in the county, focusing on improving the efficiency of the network by improving transport choice and making better use of existing infrastructure."

He added: "The projects have helped tackle congestion and deliver significant benefits, including reduced journey time for road users and improved conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and passenger transport users.

"Despite the successes of the past 10 years we are not resting on our laurels and other transport infrastructure schemes that are well underway include Kepax Bridge and improvements to Worcester City Centre."

The county council has said it aims to continue investing in the county’s transport and digital infrastructure, providing better access to work, education, healthcare, leisure activities and enabling economic growth.

This transport investment targets the unlocking the potential of employment and housing development sites to make sure Worcestershire is "Open for Business."

The most recent achievement for the county council is a successful £50 million bid to the Department for Transport for improvements to the A38 in Bromsgrove, namely the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme.

The council is seeking public opinion regarding the Worcester plans through a survey, open until 5pm on Friday, March 1.