Road closure in Brownhills from tomorrow


Crews had to work around a parked car in Shelfield. You don’t really want all that heavy machinery near your car, right?

I see that tomorrow, Friezland Lane in Shire Oak will be closed from 9am-5pm by Walsall Council for ten days for much needed resurfacing works. This is good news for residents and folk who use this cut through, but may cause delays and disruption to busses that use the route.

Check with Network West Midlands before you catch your bus.

Recently, what I assume to be the same crew have resurfaced Green Lane in Shelfield, and have done a cracking job; seeing off the awful ‘micro asphalt’ job bodged there a couple of years ago. Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of that horrid technique in Walsall now.

Parking in the road will be restricted daytimes and it will help if people living and using Friezland Lane can remember to move their vehicles. The crews are trying to make stuff better, after all, and we all grumble they never sort the roads out, so a little bit of co-operation goes a long way.

Hopefully, at some point they might get time to do the High Street and other roads in Brownhills that no longer require sweeping but ploughing on a regular basis.

Thanks to local folk David Evans and Clive Roberts for the tipoff.

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Letter sent to residents – image sent by Clive Roberts. Click for a larger version.


Engineering and Transportation Services


Our Ref:
GC/CR Friezland Lane
Date: 5th August 2014
Please Ask For:
Gary Chalk
Direct Line:

Dear Resident,

Friezland Lane: from Lindon Road to Chester Road, Brownhills

Walsall MBC is to carry out essential carriageway resurfacing at the above location as part of its current structural maintenance programme. The works have been organised by the Highways Maintenance Group and will be carried out by Lafarge Tarmac ltd.

The aim of the work is to strengthen the road construction and provide a new running surface, along with the replacement of all traffic calming measure and existing road markings. The planned works will make use of modern surfacing materials, which will reduce road noise and spray.

To ensure the safety of our employees and the general public, the above work will be carried out under a day time only road closure. Work will commence Wednesday 20th August 2014 to Friday 29th August 2014 from 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Access for residents, businesses and emergency services will be maintained at all times where possible. Please note there will be no on street parking during the above working hours.

Every effort will be made to ensure noise pollution is kept to a minimum, we would ask for your understanding and co-operation to allow the works to be carried out safely. If you should have any queries or anticipate problems caused by the works please contact Gary Chalk on the above telephone number.

Yours faithfully

John Roseblade Group Leader Walsall Council

Harvey Cullen General Manager Tarmac Lafarge ltd

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3 Responses to Road closure in Brownhills from tomorrow

  1. Tim says:

    I have just rescued and old raleigh bike from the tip and it has a small silver sticker on it from Wood Bros Brownhills – would you like it or a scanned copy of it?

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