Work is set to start on a scheme to cut the number of road accidents on a major gateway into Wolverhampton.

Measures including a new pedestrian crossing are to be introduced in Stafford Street following 25 injuries in the past five years.

Wolverhampton City Council also plans to increase footway widths, install speed bumps and improve lighting in the 20mph zone by the spring of 2007.

Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton's cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said: "This is an ambitious scheme which will enhance the environment and improve road safety at an important entrance to the city centre.

"It is another example of our commitment to regenerating the city centre and helping Wolverhampton move forward into the future while making the most of its historic features."