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Metro work progressing well

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Work to build a special retaining wall in Dudley, paving the way for the town’s Very Light Rail Innovation Centre (VLRNIC) and Metro connections, is progressing well.

Members of Dudley Council’s cabinet will hear at a meeting next week there have been no major issues with the project and it is expected to be completed by the end of May.

The £4.33m wall at Castle Hill is the first physical structure as part of Dudley’s Metro connection plans. It is a key component of Dudley Council’s major regeneration project for Dudley town and will play a critical role in the VLRNIC project.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

It’s great to see that work is progressing well on the retaining wall. This is a huge moment in Dudley’s regeneration story and demonstrates it is our time to build, connect and grow.
Working with our partners we are delivering the biggest changes our borough has ever seen and this investment brings a new metro line, shops, homes, offices, leisure centre plus much more to the people of our borough.

The delivery of the VLR and Metro programmes form part of an exciting larger £1bn regeneration programme for Dudley town centre.

It will be discussed at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday March 17, which takes place at the Council House in Priory Road from 6pm.

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