Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve identified options for improving the A454 corridor between Bilston Island and Hickman Avenue.
Councillor Steve Evans presented the report on options to improve network conditions, improve journey time reliability for all modes and enhance walking and cycling facilities along the Willenhall Road (A454) corridor. The corridor formed the eastern gateway to the City from the M6 at J10, Walsall and the wider West Midlands. Approval in principle was sought to undertake public consultation on identified projects.
1. That the approach, of quantified problem assessment followed by an options appraisal, taken to identify potential options to improve the Willenhall Road transport corridor and the principle of improvements to the corridor be endorsed.
2. That the identified projects be approved in principle for public consultation and that a report be submitted in January 2019 on the outcome of the consultation to establish if a project should be taken forward.
3. That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director for Place to undertake initial discussions with potentially affected property owners to agree Heads of Terms for acquisition should the project subsequently be approved for implementation.
4. That the treatment of Japanese Knotweed that had been found on Council owned land at Hickman Avenue that may be affected by any works undertaken be approved.
Report author: Steve Randall
Publication date: 04/09/2018
Date of decision: 04/09/2018
Decided at meeting: 04/09/2018 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel
Effective from: 11/09/2018