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Road resurfacing work planned for Griffiths Drive, Ashmore Park

The surface of the entire length of Griffiths Drive is to be replaced after falling into disrepair in recent months.

The surface of the entire length of Griffiths Drive in Ashmore Park is to be replaced after falling into disrepair in recent months.

The work, costing £105,000, has been called for by local residents and will be carried out in four phases over the weekends of March 26 and 27 and April 2 and 3, 2011, in order to minimise disruption to residents and motorists.

Griffiths Drive will remain open throughout the work and access to driveways will be maintained at all times. However, the 559 National Express bus service from Wolverhampton to Ashmore Park will be re-routed on March 27 and April 2 and 3, 2011, inclusive.

On those days it will be routed along Lichfield Road before turning right into Broad Lane South, right into Stubby Lane and then left on Lichfield Road back to Wolverhampton. There will be a limited service onto Ashmore Park on March 26, with buses being routed along Peacock Avenue, left onto Griffiths Drive, left onto Linthouse Lane then right along Lichfield Road back towards Wolverhampton.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Enterprise, said: “This is a vital piece of work and one that local residents have been asking us to complete for a long time, and therefore while there will be unavoidable disruption as the work is carried out, I am sure they will appreciate the improvements that are being made.”

Steve Woodward, Wolverhampton City Council’s Head of Street Scene Services, said: “This work has been scheduled to take place over the weekend to minimise disruption to local residents and motorists and I would ask them for patience while this essential work is carried out.”

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