MP calls for ‘faster action’ to get road re-opened

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP, James Morris has contacted Sandwell Council for an update on the repair works being undertaken on Station Road in Old Hill, following numerous complaints from frustrated residents and local businesses.

The road was closed in August 2022 due to structural issues affecting the canal bridge, and work is expected to carry on until the Autumn of this year.

A diversion is currently in place but some drivers have been using High Haden Road and High Haden Crescent as a rat-run, causing frustration for residents. James said:

"I fully understand that the bridge on Station Road needs to be made safe in the interests of drivers, pedestrians and those using the canal.

”[However] the length of time these works are taking is causing misery for local residents and businesses, especially whenthey don’t see any progress being made.

“That’s why I have written to Sandwell Council for an update and urge for speedier action so that we can get the road to be re-opened as soon as possible.”


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