The City Council has received additional monies for the financial year starting April 2007 as a result of the West Midlands Local Transport Plan being scored as excellent” by the Government.
Key measures that are to be funded include:
Roads, Bridge, Street Lighting and Car Park Maintenance - £11m
Reducing Congestion - £5m
Improving Road Safety - £7m
Selly Oak New Road and Northfield Relief Road - £7m
Improving public transport - £4m
Enhancing Accessibility and the Environment in local areas - £3m
New Street Station (Birmingham Gateway scheme) - £3m
Councillor Len Gregory, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Street Services said:
“I am delighted that our hard work has been recognised by the Government. This year will see the completion of Northfield Relief Road and a start made on the Selly Oak New Road. We also hope that the Government gives its approval to the Birmingham Gateway project to transform New Street Station.
“We will continue to give priority to road safety, facilities for the disabled and road and bridge maintenance.
“The success of our street lighting programme and initiatives to tackle congestion is recognised and will continue.”