Piper’s Row in Wolverhampton City Centre is closed for two weeks as the last works connected to West Midlands Metro for 2019 take place. The road was closed from Sunday 27th October and will remain so until Sunday 10th November with work taking place on finishing off the area although it won’t be the last works needed as that will be at the railway station end of the new line once redevelopment works there are completed.
During this two week period concentration will be on completing the paving and adding new benches and planters to improve the street environment. The idea of finishing this work now is so that it is ready for the busy festive period and when finally they are able to lay tracks at the railway station end of the line there will be less disruption to traders and local residents.
Paul Brown, Construction Director of the Midland Metro Alliance, said: “Following a series of consultations involving the local authority and bus companies we have re-aligned our programme to ensure we minimise disruption to residents, businesses and commuters alike. We do appreciate that our works can cause disruption to the travelling public, but we have committed to finish the current improvements by the end of November so that we can confine the majority of street work to the Railway Plaza when we return later next year for the final stage of construction for the city’s new Metro route.”
There will be changes to bus services during these two weeks with passengers advised to check before travelling. Car drivers will be able to complete their journeys although may be subject to well signposted diversions.