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Road changes as part of Metro work

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The Midland Metro extension through Dudley is gathering pace with major reconstruction work planned in the town.

Work has already started preparing the way for the track to stretch through the town to Brierley Hill.

A key phase of the work will begin on May 9 which includes removing the grass verge, kerbs and drainage in a section of Bourne Street. When the work is completed on June 13, vehicle access into and out of Bourne Street will be from Trindle Road only with access from Castle Hill and Birmingham Street prohibited.

Residents and businesses in and around Bourne Street have been written to about the plans.

Helen Martin, director of regeneration and enterprise, said:

This is a key element of the overall project which continues to progress well. The changes to the road layout and priorities will pave the way for the Metro and revolutionise transport in the borough.
We are working with residents to ensure they are informed and involved at every stage, that is essential to keep this project on track.

The work will take place between 7.30am and finish at 5.30pm each weekday and access to homes will remain throughout. During the activity the car park on Bourne Street will also be closed until Monday 13 June. As part of the work the road and car park will be resurfaced.

Traffic measures will be installed to prevent access onto Castle Hill. Alternative arrangements have been put in place for buses to serve Dudley Bus Station.

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