A BUSY Rainbow Hill road will have a new zebra crossing installed after a funding bid to Worcestershire County Council proved successful.
The new crossing will be installed on Brickfields Road between the junctions of Oak Avenue and Poplar Avenue, with work currently due to take place from September 1 to 11.
County chiefs backed the plans after calls for a new safe haven for pedestrians along the busy road by Coun Paul Denham, who represents Rainbow Hill on the county council.
“I have been asking for better crossings on Brickfields Road for a long time,” he said.
“This is a very busy road with fast-moving traffic and local residents, especially the elderly and disabled, find it dangerous to cross to and from the shops, post office, bus stop, Brickfields Park and the King George V Community Hub.
“Ideally, we also need a second crossing at the top of the hill but I am delighted funds have been made available for this new zebra crossing,” he added.
Coun Adrian Gregson, who represents Rainbow Hill on Worcester City Council, said: “Residents have been telling me for a long time we need safe crossing for pedestrians to key routes into the city centre such as Brickfields Road.
“Road safety in the area has been a real problem and I’m very pleased following hard work from your Labour councillors we will now be having this new zebra crossing installed, which is a really positive step in the right direction.”