Active travel Cannock
The scheme will improve the environment between Cannock town centre and the West Midlands Designer Outlet, by means of improved cycle routes and footways which run alongside Lichfield Road and Hednesford Road. It will also connect to Cannock Rail Station and Hawks Green Valley Nature Reserve.
A segregated cycle route along both sides of Lichfield Road linked with sections of newly widened shared walking and cycling facilities will connect with the existing crossing at Cannock Rail Station and new crossing facilities at the Designer Outlet at the southern end of the scheme, and further north by Hollies Avenue. There will be physical separation between pedestrians, cyclists and traffic (aside from the sections of widened shared walking and cycling facilities) with priority junctions for cyclists at side roads.
A two-way cycle track will bypass the roundabout at Church Street, and feed into Hednesford Road via a central refuge area.
Due to the limited road space along Hednesford Road a segregated cycle route cannot be provided, but current conditions will be improved by the provision of a shared walking and cycling facility along one side of the road.
A new puffin crossing point will be provided at Old Hednesford Road just beyond the wide highway junction between Hednesford Road and Old Hednesford Road, which will be narrowed to make it a more suitable space for pedestrians, making crossing easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
The works are due to begin in April 2022 and aim to be completed by the end of September.