Essential road maintenance works in Sandwell in the New Year

Sandwell Council will be carrying out essential maintenance work on Dudley Street Bridge between Wednesday 3 January and Sunday 5 May 2024.

The work involves partial demolition of the outer edges of the bridge deck and their reconstruction. Once completed the bridge will be able to carry full highway traffic and the existing 18 Tonne weight limit on the bridge will be able to be removed.  

To keep disruption to a minimum the work to the bridge has been scheduled to co-ordinate with planned stoppages on the Metro. Various closures and diversions will be necessary during the work 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 2024. 
• The closure of Jervoise Street at the junction with Dudley Street between Monday 4 March and Friday March 2024. 
• Access to frontages and access for pedestrians will be maintained 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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