Projects: Smethwick Connected

  • Investment
    £3,872,800 consisting of 100% Towns Fund
  • Timeline

    Start: February 2022

    Delivery: March 2026

  • Location
    Selected sites within Smethwick

The Smethwick Connected project will create cycle and pedestrian links from two railway stations to the town centre and local hospital and aims to achieve uplift in the number of people using active travel modes within Smethwick, the wider borough and region to assist in reducing congestion, poor air quality and other health inequalities.

The location of interventions includes Smethwick High Street, A457 Transport Corridor including Oldbury Road, Tollhouse Way, Soho Way, Grove Lane and Cranford Street situated within the St Pauls, Smethwick and Soho and Victoria Wards.

 

New pedestrian crossing points and tactile were installed.

New pedestrian crossing points and tactile were installed.

A new cycle lane has been provided on the north and south side of Tollhouse Way from Rolfe Street to Cross Street.

A new cycle lane has been provided on the north and south side of Tollhouse Way from Rolfe Street to Cross Street.

Deliverables

  • 10 temporary Full Time (FT) jobs supported during project implementation
  • 2.7km resurfaced/ improved roads
  • 2.7km new cycle ways
  • 3.6km new pedestrian paths