Roadwork misery as major disruption set to hit Wolverhampton AGAIN

January 12, 2018 - 37 views

Drivers face major disruption at one of the busiest junctions into Wolverhampton with major roadworks lasting for a month.

Wolverhampton Road will be closed at its junction with Wednesfield Way and motorists will be forced to take a diversion.

Traffic light works will also see three-way temporary lights put up – bringing more misery for drivers in the city as yet another round of roadworks arrives to bring disruption.

The road closure and temporary signals will be in operation 24 hours a day.

The scheme will get under way on January 22 and is part of a council scheme to improve traffic lights at the busy junction near New Cross Hospital and leads onto the Wednesfield Road into the city.

It is due to end on February 23.

Several sets of lights at the junction mean that traffic regularly backs up already during busy periods.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place around the Wolverhampton Road, Wednesfield Way and Deans Road junction, while there will be no access from Wolverhampton Road and Church Street onto Wednesfield Way.

The job has been described as ‘high impact’ by Wolverhampton council roads bosses.

The 24-hour restrictions mean traffic is likely to build up at rush hour and other busy periods.

Necessary
Heath Town councillor Milkinder Jaspal said the work was necessary and urged motorists to be patient.

He insisted that it was being carried out to improve traffic flow at the junction.

He said: “Roadworks need to be done and that will mean inconvenience and delays but it’s part of the maintenance of the roads.

“We are trying to keep the roads to the highest standard possible.

 

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