The Lichfield Road / Linthouse Lane / Stubby Lane junction improvement scheme in Wednesfield reaches its final phase with the surfacing of two new mini roundabouts next week (from Monday 25 Oct, 2010).
The resurfacing work has been planned for the half term week when traffic flows are reduced, to minimise disruption and inconvenience. These works will see the completion of the resurfacing of the junction and its opening.
While the resurfacing takes place Lichfield Road will be closed at its junction with Linthouse Lane and Stubby Lane from Monday Oct 25 to Sunday Oct 31.
Extensive traffic diversions will be in place, with different routes for heavy goods vehicles, light vehicles and local traffic. All diversion routes will be signposted. Special arrangements are being made for buses only to allow bus services to follow their normal routes wherever possible.
The main diversion between Wednesfield and Willenhall will be via Lakefield Road, Wednesfield Way, Neachells Lane, Willenhall Road, The Keyway, Armstrong Way, Owen Road, Bilston Lane, Shepwell Green, Crescent Road, Clarkeâ€™s Lane, Sandbeds Road, High Road, Straight Road, Coltham Road, Wesley Road, Cannock Road.
Wolverhampton City Councilâ€™s head of transportation David Orton said “It has been a very difficult project to construct with a lot of underground services requiring alteration in a tight location.
“Next week’s resurfacing operation will be a critical phase of the project and, even though we have programmed it for half term, it will inevitably cause some inconvenience to road users for which we apologise. Hopefully, road users will balance long term improvements to journey times against any short term inconvenience they may experience. By the end of the week, weather permitting, the new junction should be open to traffic.”
The scheme, which has involved widening the carriageway and the construction of two mini roundabouts at the junction of Lichfield Road with Linthouse Lane and Stubby Lane, has been designed to tackle congestion and road safety issues at the junction.
Remaining minor works and landscaping will continue to take place at the junction over the coming weeks, but this is not expected to significantly disrupt traffic flow.
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Press release: Wolverhampton City Council
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