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Plans to reduce congestion and improve safety on key commuter route
Plans to reduce congestion and improve safety on key commuter route

Plans to reduce congestion and improve safety on key commuter route

Businesses, commuters and other interested stakeholders are being invited to find out about plans to ease congestion on a key commuter route.

Highways England is hosting a public consultation for six weeks, giving interested parties the chance to see what the plans are for the multi-million pound scheme that will result in an improved link between the M54 and M6.

The proposals for the A460 will see congestion eased on a key commuter route, by taking approximately 22,00 vehicles each day off the route, resulting in a significant easing of congestion in the process.

That is not all though; after work is completed, congestion will be reduced on the A449 and A5, as local traffic will be separated from long distance and commuter traffic.

The Director of Midlands Connect, Maria Machancoses, called the scheme a “potential game-changer.”

She said: “This scheme is a potential game-changer for the Midlands motorway network.

“It will make both short and long distance journeys quicker and less congested, benefiting both the regional and national economy.

“Our partners in Telford & Wrekin, Staffordshire, Birmingham, the Black Country and Shropshire agree that this is one of the Midlands’ most important infrastructure priorities and we’re pleased that the project is reaching the consultation stage, where the essential views of residents, businesses and commuters will be heard.”

Not only will congestion be eased on this important commuter route, but Graham Littlechild, Senior Project Manager at Highways England, said safety will also be improved too.

“We want to provide a road that works for both commuters and the local community living nearby.

“Since we chose the preferred route, we have been working with key stakeholders to address concerns raised and design the scheme further.

“We are now keen to speak to people to see what they think of our plans. It is important that people have their say as this feedback will help us shape the final design.

“Once completed, the scheme will also relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449 and A5, improve safety and support economic growth for the Midlands.”

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