The A454 corridor runs between Wolverhampton and Walsall. There are proposed improvements to help journey reliability and create efficient travel.

A454 Improvements

The A454 is a crucial route for local communities and businesses that provides connectivity between Wolverhampton City Centre, the east of Wolverhampton and onwards to Walsall. Improvements are needed to address air quality and journey time reliability, particularly during peak times. The A454 does not currently cater well for different modes of transport, notably walking and cycling. The series of improvement projects along the A454 will work to improve the air quality, journey time reliability and pedestrian and cycling provision.

There will be a vast improvement to infrastructure for:

  • Pedestrians and cyclists
  • Buses
  • Vehicles

These improvements align with strategic policies in the


Environmental benefits
  • Improve air quality by removing an air quality exceedance area
  • Improve cycling facilities
  • Improve pedestrian facilities
  • Reduce traffic congestion across Wolverhampton City
Regeneration benefits
  • Improve road network
  • Regenerate City Centre
  • Support future regeneration projects
  • Reduce delays in travel times
  • Provide Multi-modal travel
  • Support the development of businesses that use Neachells Lane
Public Health benefits
  • Safer cycle routes
  • Safe pedestrian walking facilities
  • Reduction in polluted air near residential areas
Economic benefits
  • Support the growth of local businesses
  • Improve potential for investment in the area because of long-term transport benefits
  • Improve access to residential areas
  • Support major identified regeneration sites

Improvement Phases

Noose Lane to Pinson Road Cycle Scheme

The public engagement exercise for this scheme has been concluded and there was general support of the proposed scheme. Construction is anticipated in Autumn 2023.