Wolverhampton city centre is to undergo a further series of highway improvements between now and the start of 2018.

Just under £1 million will be invested on carriageway and footway works in Dudley Street, Lich Gates, Bilston Street, and Little Brickkiln Street.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet is set to approve the scheme on Wednesday, while other areas in need of improvement are being identified for future years.

The Darlington Street carriageway was resurfaced in March and work on the footway is scheduled to begin in Autumn 2016.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "These streets have been identified as most in need of work.

"The proposed works will improve the image of the city centre by replacing defective paving and carriageway with attractive, robust materials as detailed in the developing City Centre Design Guide.

"The city centre improvements play an important part in the wider multi-million pound regeneration of Wolverhampton.

"We want to ensure that this city continues to be an attractive place to live, visit and work.

"Enhancing the city centre means we can attract more investment, retain the businesses we have and create more jobs."

All street furniture within the works will be replaced, repaired, repainted or removed, as required, to de clutter the highway.

The works will be further supported by an improved maintenance programme and more stringent monitoring and control of utility companies' works to ensure quality reinstatement of highway with minimal disruption.

The scheme follows major city centre improvements around i10, Sainsbury's, and The Way youth zone, as well as on Queen Street, Market Street and Princess Street.

Should further funds become available for the 2016 to 2017 capital highways maintenance programme, £141,000 will also be spent on improving Exchange Street.

  • released: Monday 18 July, 2016