As part of the transport mall construction phase, utilities excavation works are being undertaken on ‘Allotment Road’, the road which connects Church Road to the Alexander Stadium. To facilitate the utilities works, a temporary vehicular diversion was put in place along Allotment Road on 2nd February 2022 and will remain in place until 8th March 2022. The diversion requires vehicles accessing the Walsall Road Allotments or Alexander Stadium to pass through the main contractor’s security gate. The diversion is signposted and traffic marshals are on hand to manage access.
A new junction will be installed on Church Road, adjacent to Perry Villa Drive. To facilitate installation of the junction, there is a temporary single lane closure in place for a small section of Church Road, opposite the Tennis Court pub and adjacent to Perry Villa Drive. Traffic lights are being used to manage the flow of traffic. The adjacent footpath is also temporarily closed with pedestrians being asked to use the opposite footpath. These traffic management measures will be in place until around 14th March 2022. Nearby residents and businesses have been provided with advanced notice of the temporary traffic management measures.