As you may well be aware, the Peslall Road between the Fingerpost junction and Apex Road in Brownhills (just by the council depot) will shut to all traffic from this Sunday (19th July 2015) for seven weeks (until Sunday 6th September 2015) to allow water main repairs and resurfacing.
Obviously, this closure will cause problems on such a primary route, and it is to be welcomed that the work is scheduled for the summer school holiday, but nonetheless, traffic will be bad, particularly for the first few days while drivers find alternate routes.
Today (thursday 16th July 2015), there will be an information vehicle parked up on Pelsall Road opposite Stevie Ansell’s yard, just near the Council Depot in Brownhills, which will be open for all interested to go find out about this large project.
The van will be present from 12 noon until 8pm in the evening, and I recommend that if you rely on this route, you go see the display and find out more details.
The Walsall Advertiser has written a fine article on the upcoming works, and following that, I feature a note posted on Facebook by the wonderful Walsall Transport, regarding bus diversions over the period.
The Walsall Advertiser wrote:
Seven-week Walsall road closure for water supply improvement
By Walsall Advertiser | Posted: July 08, 2015
PART of a Walsall road will be closed for more than seven weeks whilst improvements are made to its surface and a water supply underneath.
South Staffs Water will be replacing the water mains along Lichfield Road, Pelsall to improve reliability and the quality of the water.
And once its work is completed, Walsall Council will step in to replace the aging road surface along Lichfield Road, and a short section of Pelsall Road.
But work to replace the water main – which will start on Saturday, July 19 and end on Sunday, September 6 – will result in the closure of the road between the junctions of Norton Road and Apex Road.
A spokesman for South Staffs Water said: ‘These are two major schemes which will benefit the areain different ways.
‘We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption this may cause and thank residents for their patience.’
Residents can visit a customer information vehicle to find out more about the work. It will be based at Lichfield Road, opposite Stevie Ansell Horse Stables on Thursday, July 16 between noon and 8pm.
After September 6, Walsall Council will begin its road surfacing work.
Further updates will be provided by the council nearer the time.
Residents can call South Staffs Water on 0800 389 10 11 or Gary Chalk, from Walsall Council, on 01922 654393.
Walsall Transport wrote:
During the road closure of A4124 Lichfield Rd (Finger Post jcn to Apex Rd) the following diversion for bus services 23/33/33A will take place. Thank you to Network West Midlands for the information.
Lichfield Road/Pelsall Road closure from 2100 hrs 19/07/15 until 2100 hrs 06/09/15.
Service 23 Bloxwich to White Horse Road
Normal line of route from Bloxwich to Wolverhampton Road then right into Foundry Lane, left into Mouse Hill, Hall Lane, Vicarage Road, Ford Brook Lane, Mill Road, left onto Lichfield Road, Walsall Road, Walsall Wood High Street, Lichfield Road up to Shire Oak, left onto Chester Road, High Street then right into Ogley Road and normal line of route and reverse of above for the return journey.
Service 33 Walsall to Rugeley
Normal line of route from Walsall to Pelsall Fingerpost then Norton Lane, Lime Lane right onto Watling Street, Chester Road North, Pelsall Road, Clayhanger Lane then normal line of route and reverse of above for the return journey.
Service 33A Walsall to Brownhills West
Normal line of route from Walsall to Rushall then continue along Lichfield Road, Walsall Road, High Street, Lichfield Road up to Shire Oak then left onto Chester Road, left into Friezland Lane then through Clayhanger and right onto Pelsall Road to the island at the top of Brownhills High Street then normal line of route up to Brownhills West and reverse of above for the return journey.