Duration: Wed 08 Jan 2020
£1 billion is being invested in Dudley town centre as part of a four-year regeneration programme which includes a Metro extension between Brierley Hill and Dudley, a brand new transport interchange, construction of the Very Light Rail Innovation Centre, the Institute of Technology and expansion at the Black Country Living Museum. The Portersfield site in Dudley Town Centre will also undergo major redevelopment and there will be improvements to the associated highways.
What does this mean for me?
During the work, there will be changes to the way you travel around Dudley. Traffic through this area will be affected at various times. Some work will happen at night, while at other times lane closures may be in place.
The work will be carried out in phases, rather than all at once to keep disruption to a minimum. That means you will need to plan ahead and remember to check your journey regularly, as it may change several times over the next few months.
This page has been created so you can stay up to date with the latest information to help you plan ahead and keep moving while the construction takes place.
As more information becomes available we will share it here, so please check back regularly as dates may change or sign up for updates.
Castle Hill, Dudley, Metro Extension Works
Duration: Monday 8 June 2020
Works are taking place on Castle Hill in Dudley to allow contractors, working on behalf of Transport for West Midlands, to begin utility upgrades and diversions on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension, which is being designed and delivered by the Midland Metro Alliance.
All work being undertaken is done so with strict adherence to the latest government guidelines on social distancing and site operating procedures for the construction industry. All scheduled work is also subject to change, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
Over the next 12 months, works will be taking place to move and upgrade the underground utilities such as electric cables, gas pipes and water pipes and to prepare the area for the Metro tracks
As part of these ongoing works, from Monday 8 June Castle Hill will become one way towards Dudley, in order for South Staffordshire Water to carry out the essential utility diversions and upgrades safely.
The current lane closure on Castle Hill is expected to remain in place until August.
Duration: Monday 13 July 2020
Trindle road will become one-way, heading up towards Hall Street, to enable South Staffs Water to work on the junction with Castle Hill safely. It is recommended that you follow the clearly signed diversion routes in place. Click here to find out more.
Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place for both general traffic and public transport. If you need to travel during this time, plan ahead and leave more time for your journey especially if you travel along Castle Hill, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of the temporary lane closure that will be in place. You can find out more here
If you use Castle Gate Island, it is possible there may be some delays during busy periods if traffic builds up. Plan Ahead by using a Sat Nav or Travel App such as Google Maps or Waze to check before you travel.
Follow @wmroads Twitter feed for real time traffic updates.
Those who need to travel are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys and if using bus services, to follow current government guidance. Further details of the diversion route will be available here
The work on Castle Hill will mean that those cycling in Dudley town centre may wish to plan their route ahead of time to ensure their journey is able to be completed with minimal disruption.
Trindle Road, King Street and Union Street remain open as usual should you wish to try alternative town centre cycling routes.
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