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13 - Traffic signal improvement scheme

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Motorists are set for smoother and safer journeys along a key commuter route in Dudley as part of a £660,000 traffic improvement scheme.

Highways bosses at Dudley Council have secured more than half a million pounds from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for the work along the A4101 and A461.

Work has started on upgrading the traffic lights along Kingswinford Road near Bushey Fields Road, with further work planned for Duncan Edwards Way, Stourbridge Road and High Oak.

The council is planning to carry out much of the work in the school holidays, weekends and outside normal business hours to keep disruption for motorists to a minimum.

Temporary signals, pedestrian crossings and walkways are being brought in where work is being carried out.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “These are very significant works and when complete will significantly improve journeys for motorists and other road users. With any project of this size there will be some disruption for people travelling through this area, but I want to stress to people that we are doing everything we can to minimise the disruption wherever we can by smarter planning. That includes working outside normal hours and at weekends, but I hope people will bear with us while we carry out this important work.”

People can see a full programme of work at www.dudley.gov.uk

The work is set to be completed in December this year.

 

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Approximate timescales for the work (subject to change)

Duncan Edwards Way near Holly Hall Road : Mid October

Kingswinford Road outside Holly Hall School : Mid October

Stourbridge Road near Scotts Green Island : Early November

High Oak near Bradley Street : Early to mid November

Duncan Edwards Way near Farthings Way : Late November/early December

Duncan Edwards Way near Blowers Green Road : Late November/early December