Road plans for Lye
Blueprints to radically change the traffic flow and improve safety in Lye are being drawn up as part of a £20million bid.
Lye Bypass will be made two-way as part of the plans which will reduce the amount of traffic down the High Street improving the air quality and allowing increased footways and cycle routes. A key aspect will be better pedestrian connection from the train station to the High Street
Junctions along the A4036 will be improved to allow better and smoother traffic flow.
Dudley Council is working with local businesses and MP Suzanne Webb on the bid to the government’s levelling up fund.
The plans will also bring forward 4 brownfield sites to deliver new homes and new car park provision.
The bid will be submitted in July and the outcome is likely in autumn.
Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:
These are ambitious plans for Lye and will see radical changes to the road layout. That will help shoppers and traders and also make the area safer for motorists.
This is one of a number of bids we are looking at as part of round two of the levelling up fund which, if successful, will see improvements in our town centres.
The levelling up fund is a government initiative to invest in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities, including local transport schemes, urban regeneration projects and cultural assets. Successful bids will be announced in the autumn.
A bid is also being drawn up for Halesowen which includes demolishing the Pool Road multi-storey car park and building a new college campus to bring students into the town. There are also proposals for additional carparking and improved cycling and walking routes.