Just to let you know: Sandwell Council will be carrying out essential road maintenance work on Dudley Street bridge in West Bromwich between Wednesday 3 January and Sunday 5 May.
The road maintenance works involve partial demolition of the outer edges of the bridge deck and their reconstruction. To keep disruption to a minimum, Sandwell Council has planned the work to the bridge to coordinate with planned stoppages on the Metro.
Once completed, the bridge will be able to carry full highway traffic. The existing eighteen-tonne weight limit on the bridge will be removed.
Various closures and diversions will be necessary while the road works take place including:
- Temporary traffic signals and lane closures on Dudley Street from Wednesday 3 January
- A full road closure of Dudley Street from Monday 19 February to Sunday 5 May
- The closure of Jervoise Street at the junction with Dudley Street between Monday 4 March and Friday March
Pedestrians will be able to access to frontages throughout the work. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.
The diversion routes for the closures are short. The Dudley Street closure will put additional traffic onto the A41 between the Swan and Albion roundabouts. The closure of Jervoise Street will put additional vehicular traffic onto Coppice Street and Claypit Lane.
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