Enabling works for the West Midlands Metro extension to Brierley Hill are set to start later this month with Castle Hill in Dudley the location for the commencement. The work will start from Monday 24th February and last for up to five weeks.
This work will see the central reservation removed in a phased project which will then allow traffic to travel in both directions when further works to upgrade and divert existing utilities on the road.
Cllr Patrick Harley, Leader of Dudley Council, said: “There is little doubt for those living, working or visiting Dudley that the Metro route will make a massive difference to the town. It will help deliver new homes, jobs and so much more for the borough, making it even easier to visit our great tourist attractions. The construction which is about to get underway on this and other regeneration projects across the borough, however, will cause unavoidable disruption which is why I’ve written to homes and businesses in the surrounding area with further details of our Regenerating Dudley programme and to remind all that our fantastic attractions remain open as usual throughout the works.”
Local residents are being warned to leave extra time for their journeys whilst this work takes place and consider using public transport.
When it eventually opens the Brierley Hill line will diverge from the current Metro network at Wednesbury and will feature up to 17 stops on its way via Sandwell and Dudley.