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Dudley Regeneration

Birmingham New Road A4123 Hanson's Ale Bridge

Ends: 18 March 2024

Last updated: 7 March 2024

What’s happening?

Work is happening in Dudley to improve the town centre. During these works, the way you travel around the region will be different.

These works will happen in stages to minimise disruption, and will include:

  • The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension, which will see the first phase delivered to Dudley in 2024.
  • A new transport hub
  • Redevelopment of the Portersfield area of Dudley town centre
  • Road improvements

Find out more about the Dudley regeneration work.

Birmingham New Road A4123 Hanson's Ale Bridge

10pm Friday 15 March until 4am Monday 18 March 

A small section of A4123 Birmingham New Road, by Hanson's Ale Bridge, between Burnt Tree and Tipton Road junction, will be closed to vehicles to allow the safe installation of the supporting cill beams for the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension.

The Wolverhampton bound lanes will be closed, while one lane will remain open for traffic heading towards Birmingham. 

To facilitate these works, a diversion route for vehicles will be in place via Birmingham Road, while pedestrian access will be maintained at all times with designated crossing points in place. 

All local attractions and businesses remain open as usual for the duration of the works.

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.
Check timetables or apps. Plan ahead, check timetables or apps and leave more time for your journey as some services will be  running on altered routes.
Follow wmroads twitter feed. Follow the @wmroads Twitter feed for real time traffic updates.
For short trips. try cycling or walking