Resurfacing of A5 Watling Street – warning of road closures

Sorry, a bit late with this I know, but a post from Brownhills Councillor Steve Wade on his blog has just caught my attention – there’s currently a road closure on the A5 Rising Sun Island until 6am tomorrow morning (Thursday, 26th May 2016), and further closures Tuesday 31st May and 1st and 2nd June 2016.

Steve’s post is as follows:


Image from Councillor Steve Wade’s blog.

For those who don’t know, there will be a few road closures over he coming weeks in Brownhills with the continuing works. Thankfully, I think we are nearing the end of these works. I also still await a full reponse from Highways England to my letter of complaint some weeks ago!

Dear Councillor Wade

Further to my email below I would advise that the provisional traffic management programme for works on the A5 Churchbridge to Brownhills cycle scheme.

Wednesday 25 May 2016. 2000 – 0600. Full closure of the Rising Sun island. A5 traffic diverted via, A5195, A5190 and B4154 and vice versa (Staffordshire). A452 Chester Road North traffic diverted via Lichfield Road and Chase Road and then as above for westbound A5. Wilkin Road closed.

Tuesday 31 May 2016. Wilkin Road closed 2000 – 0600. NB diversion via A5 and Hednesford Road. SB diversion via Hednesford Road, A5, The Parade and A452 Chester Road North.

Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 June 2016 – Eastbound A5 closed from Rising Sun island to Pool Lane. Diversion via B4154, A5190 and B5195. Local access to Wilkin Road should be maintained, Hednesford Road closed.

Please bear in mind that the details are above are subject to change and weather conditions. At the current time I am not aware of any closures other than those detailed above.

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