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Measures to reduce Wordsley roadwork congestion are working, says councillor

By Jamie Brassington | Wordsley | Transport | Published:

Measures drawn up to reduce the impact of roadworks in Wordsley appear to be working, a ward councillor has claimed.

Temporary traffic lights in place as roadworks take place in Wordsley

Motorists are facing heavily-delayed journeys daily due to ongoing works at the junction Brierley Hill Road and A491 High Street.

Temporary traffic lights have been put in place while new traffic lights are installed.

The temporary signal system has been causing delays for motorists, particularly during rush hour periods.

It has meant council officers and contractors have held meetings to try and alleviate queues for motorists.

These measures involve having staff manually operate the lights at peak times.

Councillor Kerry Lewis, who represents Wordsley, said: "The works need to be done but I understand the frustration of residents.

"The changes were put in place on Monday afternoon. They said it would hopefully bring about improvements.

"I have heard no complaints from residents. traffic must be moving smoothly."

The roadworks were put in place as part of a £1.5 million road improvement scheme in Dudley. The money was given the by the Government to tackle nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Councillor Lewis continued: "If we want to make improvements, we have to expect disruption. I live in Wordsley and drive through there each day and it is a nightmare. Hopefully, moving forward, I think it will be a good project."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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