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Stourbridge set for traffic disruption

Stourbridge set for traffic disruption

Stourbridge set for traffic disruption

Major traffic disruption is set to hit Stourbridge as a main route into the town centre is made one-way.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead while the changes are in place for emergency repairs to be carried out.

In recent weeks Cadent has been working to repair a gas leak on Birmingham Street.

Up until now they have been able to do the work with one lane operational, allowing traffic to move in both directions.

But in order to complete it, Cadent has advised Dudley Council it is essential to make Birmingham Street one-way from Monday (August 17) as it carries out further work on either side of the carriageway.

They have assured the council that access to frontages will be maintained where safe to do so and access to the civic amenity site will be maintained at all times.

The work will be carried out in two stages. The first is to close the road to eastbound traffic coming out of Stourbridge town centre.

The diversion will be St John’s Road, Hagley Road (A491) to the traffic island junction with Ham Lane, Ham Lane (A4036), Grange Lane (A4036), Pedmore Road (A4036), left into Stourbridge Road (A458) and Birmingham Street (A458).

The second stage of the work will see the road closed to westbound traffic heading into Stourbridge town centre.

The diversion will be Pedmore Road (A4036), Grange Lane (A4036), Ham Lane (A4036) to the island junction of Hagley Road, Hagley Road (A491), New Road (Ring Road), Bath Rad (Ring Road), St John’s Road (Ring Road), Birmingham Street.

High-sided vehicles are warned that there is a low bridge on Stourbridge Road with a 4.5m/14’9” restriction so they may need to plan an alternative route.

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