WORK is set to start on new road crossings which will be installed in Redditch and other parts of the county next month.

New zebra crossings will be installed at five locations to improve pedestrian safety and provide better access to local amenities.

Work on a crossing at Hewell Road in Redditch, will begin on Monday, August 10.

The crossing is being installed in preparation for the new Holyoakes School and will be positioned just off the roundabout with Salters Lane and Pointer’s Way.

There will also be some street lighting work in the area from Thursday, August 6.

Both sets of works will require temporary traffic lights and a night closure will take place for four nights as part of the works on Hewell Road.

The other new crossings are planned for Willow Way in Redditch, Station Road in Pershore, and Tolladine Road and Brickfields Road in Worcester.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said: "It’s great that we’re now in a position to get these crossings installed across the county over the next few months.

“We have been made aware by the local communities in each of these areas of the need for new road crossings, to improve safety and access to local services and it’s important that we act on this local knowledge.”