Summer carriageway improvements in the city

Summer carriageway improvements in the city

City of Wolverhampton Council is to carry out summer carriageway improvements in the Graiseley, Merry Hill and Penn areas of the city between Monday, July 24 and Friday, August 25.

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City of Wolverhampton Council is to carry out summer carriageway improvements in the Graiseley, Merry Hill and Penn areas of the city between Monday, July 24 and Friday, August 25.

The project is being financed by the Department for Transport Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.

The works are planned during the school holidays to minimise disruption, with Coalway Road, Penn Road, Goldthorn Hill, Warstones Road, Trysull Road, Oxbarn Avenue and Church Road to undergo much-needed resurfacing before they fall into disrepair.

Residents and businesses fronting the roads concerned have been kept fully informed by letter in advance of the works, while roadside information signs have been or will be visible prior to each set of works getting underway.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: “It is important to stress that finance for these works will come from the Department for Transport Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.

“Due to the large number of residential properties in these areas we are unable to carry out these works overnight.

“But we will be working during off-peak hours only and during the school holidays to minimise disruption.

“I apologise in advance for any inconvenience the works may cause residents and businesses but carrying out these works now will make good these roads for many years to come and should prevent larger scale works in the future, which would have resulted in a much larger bill.”

The roads affected are as follows:

Coalway Road (Phase 1) closed in both directions between its junction with Warstones Road and Five Ways Island. Vehicular diversion route: Oxbarn Avenue, Trysull Road and vice versa. Coalway Road (Phase 2) closed in both directions between its junction with Penn Road and Warstones Road. Vehicular diversion route: Penn Road, Stubbs Road, Birches Barn Road, Trysull Road, Oxbarn Avenue and vice versa. Each phase will operate separately between July 24 and August 25 (9am – 4pm on weekdays only).

Penn Road closed in both directions between its junction with Stubbs Road and Witton Road. Vehicular diversion route: Stubbs Road, Birches Barn Road, Trysull Road, Oxbarn Avenue, Warstones Road, Stourbridge Road, Penn Road and vice versa. Sunday, July 30 and Sunday, August 6 only (7am – 7pm).

Coalway Road/Goldthorn Hill closed in both directions between its junction with Shenstone Court and Waverley Crescent. Vehicular diversion route: Rookery Lane, Stubbs Road, Birches Barn Road, Trysull Road, Oxbarn Avenue and vice versa. Sunday, July 30 and Sunday, August 6 only (7am – 7pm).

Warstones Road closed in both directions between its junction with Coalway Road and Warstones Drive. Vehicular diversion route: Warstones Drive, Leasowes Drive, Coalway Road and vice versa. Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 25 (9.30am – 3.30pm on weekdays only).

Oxbarn Avenue/Trysull Road closed in both directions between its junction with Rowan Crescent and Wenlock Avenue. Vehicular diversion route: Oxbarn Avenue, Coalway Road, Penn Road, Stubbs Road, Birches Barn Road and vice versa or Coalway Road, Trysull Road and vice versa. Sunday, August 13 and Sunday, August 20 only (7am – 7pm).

Trysull Road/Church Road closed in both directions between its junction with Bamber Close and Glenmore Close. Vehicular diversion route: Trysull Road, Coalway Road (access to Oxbarn Avenue), Coalway Road (access to Church Road), Penn Road, Stubbs Road, Birches Barn Road (access to Trysull Road) and vice versa. Sunday, August 13 and Sunday, August 20 only (7am – 7pm).