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Thank you messages printed on Dudley roads for key workers

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Transport | Published: | Last Updated:

Special 'thank you' messages are appearing on roads in a Black Country borough – in recognition of those on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare by one of the new road markings in the Dudley borough

The message, which appears with the now iconic NHS rainbow, will be situated on eight key roads in Dudley, thanking NHS, care and key workers.

A number of the road messages will located near hospitals in the borough, including Russells Hall Hospital.

It is hoped the message will help to remind residents of the need to stay home – while while letting those on the frontline know how much people appreciate the work they are doing day after day.

Councillor Karen Shakespare, Dudley Council's cabinet member for environment, highways and street services, said: "We have all been humbled and amazed at the selflessness and dedication of our frontline workers, who have given so much in the fight against coronavirus.

"These messages are just another way of trying to say thank you for all they have done for us and I hope it will remind residents why we must continue to follow the Government guidelines by staying alert to help control the virus and save lives."

Diane Wake, chief executive at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, added: "These markings will I am sure lift the spirits of our staff who have been truly amazing in the fight against Covid-19.

"We have been overwhelmed by the response of our communities in the generosity and appreciation they have shown us and all other key workers too as we continue to respond."

Messages are being printed on the A4036 Pedmore Road Northbound; A4101 High Street in Pensnett; A4101 Kingswinford Road; A4601 Duncan Edwards Way; A461 Birmingham Road into Dudley from Burnt Tree; A4123 Birmingham New Road Southbound; Vicarage Road, in Amblecote, Stourbridge; and A4037 Tipton Road, near to the junction of Mallows Road.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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