An Eye in the Sky Over Carters Green
Highway works for a major urban improvement scheme continues apace at Carters Green in West Bromwich, West Midlands, where Fitzgerald have recently captured aerial imagery of the site’s progress.
The £1.2 million scheme is being delivered on behalf of Sandwell Council over a 26-week period and the site team is currently carrying out civil engineering works to realign the highway and footways. Our scope of works includes the installation of new paving setts across a 3,000m2 area, provision of seating, tree pits and street lighting along with the creation of a new public square and events area.
As part of the scheme’s aim to enhance the new square with public art, a specialist stonemason has been commissioned to carve stone depictions of Carters Green’s historic clock face as well as a memorial stone of Reuben Farley, who contributed hugely to the area’s past.
Fitzgerald Contractors Project Manager Paul Corry said ‘Carters Green is a community that Fitzgerald knows well having recently completed two significant highways scheme just a short distance from this site. The live nature of the works has seen the team maintain vehicle flow through the area without the need for road closures and crucially, we’ve kept pedestrian access fully open to homes, businesses and retailers.’
The scheme is due for completion in December, which will help to bring regeneration to the area and increased pedestrian and vehicle safety through better-located and safer pedestrian crossing points, additional on-street parking and improvements to the flow of traffic coming into the centre.