A £27.42m road improvement scheme for Brierley Hill in the West Midlands was today (7th Dec 2006) given the go ahead by Transport Minister Gillian Merron. Government will contribute £20.32m of the cost of the Brierley Hill Sustainable Access Network which will take through traffic away from the heavily congested Brierley Hill shopping area and help to aid revitalisation and regeneration of the area.
Gillian Merron said:
“This is good news for the people of Brierly Hill. The improvements will help to ease the problem of heavy through traffic in and around the shopping area, improving safety, especially for families with young children, and make the area a far more attractive place to live, work and shop”.
Notes to editors
- Today’s announcement gives the Final Approval with the Department for Transport providing a total funding contribution of £20.32m.
- The Brierley Hill Sustainable Access Network was given Provisional Approval in December 2003. The scheme has had all of its necessary statutory procedures confirmed.
- Dudley hopes to be in a position to commence construction in February 2007 and for the scheme to be completed in July 2008.