The success of City of Wolverhampton Council's transportation capital programme has delivered a multi million pound boost over the last 3 years.

More than £55 million of additional external funding has been secured through bids for transport projects during that period - a figure that has contributed hugely to the regeneration of the city.

The funds have been used for a number of major schemes such as works on Birmingham New Road, Stafford Road, Bilston Urban Village and the city centre.

Following on from this, a 3 year plan outlining a series of projects and programmes of works totalling £51.5 million from 2016 to 2017 to 2019 to 2020 has been recommended for approval at next week's Cabinet meeting.

Tim Johnson, Strategic Director of Place, said: "If we expect businesses to invest millions of pounds in Wolverhampton we must support them by providing a transport network that meets their needs.

"The additional transport funding we have brought in over the last 3 years has enabled us to make rapid progress with our regeneration plans for the city."

Ross Cook, Service Director for City Environment, added: "The council's model recognises the need to develop a 'pipeline' of future projects that can take advantage of funding opportunities as they arise and therefore initial works like traffic modelling, feasibility, site investigation, detailed design and public consultation will have already been completed.

"The approach the council has taken enables the programme to be flexible, dynamic and able to respond to changing circumstances."

In the last 3 years additional funding has come through the Local Sustainable Travel Fund, the Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund, the Local Pinch Point Fund, Access to Growth Fund and the Managing Short Trips Programme.

  • released: Thursday 14 April, 2016