THE proposed scheme to make further improvements to the A38 in Bromsgrove is set to go before Worcestershire County Council Cabinet next week.

The cabinet meeting, taking place on Thursday, October 22, will include discussions on the set of proposals that make up the A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP).

A decision is to be made as to whether the programme of works can move on the next stage of submitting the funding bid to the Department for Transport.

This focuses on a programme of schemes that aim to build on the work that’s already underway on the A38 in Bromsgrove, to reduce congestion and improve further, the walking and cycling network in and around the town.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “A lot of work has gone into the proposed programme of works, including the public engagement sessions that happened earlier this year.

“Now is the time for the Cabinet to take a look at these proposals and make a decision to move them forward to the next stage.

“We’ve already made a start on improving this corridor and these additional schemes would go a long way to improving reliability of journey times for those who travel by car. They would also improve the local walking and cycling network.”

The A38 BREP has been included in a priority list of schemes for government funding by Sub-national Transport Body Midlands Connect, with a funding request for £42 million to deliver it.

The proposed scheme is amongst 10 in the Midlands submitted to the Department for Transport, as part of a £3.5 billion fund.