Good news – Brownhills High Street and Miner Island to be resurfaced

The A461 Brownhills High Street is a busy, heavily used road. Good to see it finally getting some love. Archive image from 365days.

Thanks to top bloke and local Councillor Steve Wade who’s sent me copies of letters to residents, I can share the news that throughout August, with Brownhills High Street and the Miner Island and it’s junctions will be resurfaced.

This is great news as both have been in a bad state for a very long time and I’m pleased particularly that the potholes the island will be sorted at last.

All work will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm-6am to minimise disruption, which will be a bit awkward for residents, but noisy work is to be kept to pre-midnight schedules where possible.

No work will take place at weekends.

The first package of work on the island on the Chester Road side will run from 1st-7th August 2017, with the second batch on the Pelsall Road side from 8th-11th August 2017.

The work on High Street will be from Tuesday 15th August to Friday 25th August 2017.

I have included the letter to residents below – don’t hesitate to contact the man in charge, Gary Chalk with any enquires or questions. You can call Gary on (01922) 654393 or email him hereGary.chalk@walsall.gov.uk.

I must say I welcome the current road improvements and resurfacing work throughout Walsall. it’s very much overdue. My thanks to the Council for finally getting a handle on it.

Overnights for a couple of weeks in August, this chap will be watching over heavy machinery. Wonder if they’ll borrow his pickaxe? Archive image from 365days.

THE OCCUPIER
Our Ref:: GC 01
Date: 21st July 2017
Please Ask For: Gary Chalk
Direct Line: (01922) 654393
Email: Gary.chalk@walsall.gov.uk

Dear Resident / Business

Carriageway Resurfacing Work: A452 Tin Man roundabout Brownhills.

Walsall MBC is to carry out carriageway resurfacing at the above location as part of its highway maintenance programme. The works have been organised by the Council’s Highways Maintenance Group and will be carried out by Tarmac Ltd.

The aim of the work is to strengthen the road construction and provide a new running surface along with all the associated 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 in two phases by completing work on one half of the roundabout at a time.

Phase 1: B4155 Lichfield Road Side of Roundabout.

The roundabout will be closed at its junction with Chester Road North and Lichfield Road.
Traffic will be diverted to access the roundabout from A4124 Pelsall Road and A452 High St.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation to manage vehicles across the roundabout.

Please beware that The Parade will also be closed at its junction with Chester Road North due to the resurfacing extending a short distance along the Chester Road North during this phase.

Work will commence on Tuesday 1st August to Monday 7th August 2017 from 8.00pm to 06.00am

No work is planned to be carried out at weekends, however this may be subject to change to ensure that we meet the target finish date.

Phase 2 A4124 Pelsall Road side of Roundabout.

The roundabout will be closed at is its junction with A4124 Pelsall Road. Traffic will be diverted to access the roundabout from A452 Chester Road North, B4155 Lichfield Road and A452 High St Brownhills.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation to manage vehicles across the roundabout

Work will commence on Tuesday 8th August to Friday 11th August 2017 from 8.00pm to 06.00am.

No work is planned to be carried out at weekends, however this may be subject to change to ensure that we meet our ongoing maintenance programme.

Our aim is carry out the more disruptive and noisier part of our operation, i.e. removing the existing carriageway surface from 8.00pm to 12 midnight, with the much quieter operation of laying the new surface taking place from midnight onwards. We will endeavour to complete the work within the given time scale, providing that weather conditions are favourable.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times where possible.

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.

As the sun sets, work will begin. Unpleasant while it lasts, but the benefit should be worthwhile. Archive image from 365days.

Our Ref:: GC 01
Date: 21st July 2017
Please Ask For: Gary Chalk
Direct Line: (01922) 654393
Email: Gary.chalk@walsall.gov.uk

Dear Resident / Business

Carriageway Resurfacing Work: A452 High St, Brownhills.
From: Tin Man Roundabout to Silver St.

Walsall MBC is to carry out carriageway resurfacing at the above location as part of its highway maintenance programme. The works have been organised by the Council’s Highways Maintenance Group and will be carried out by Tarmac Ltd.

The aim of the work is to strengthen the road construction and provide a new running surface along with all the associated 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 by utilising a night time only road closure. Localised diversion routes will be in operation for through traffic.

Work will commence on Monday 14th August to Friday 25th August 2017 from 8:00pm to 6:00am.

It is anticipated that no work will be carried out at weekends.

Our aim is carry out the more disruptive and noisier part of our operation, i.e. removing the existing carriageway surface from 8.00pm to 12 midnight, with the much quieter operation of laying the new surface taking place from midnight onwards. We will endeavour to complete the work within the given time scale, providing that weather conditions are favourable.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times where possible. Please note there will be no on street parking along High St 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.

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3 Responses to Good news – Brownhills High Street and Miner Island to be resurfaced

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    Good news!
    kind regards
    David

  2. stymaster says:

    I love how the letter actually calls the island “Tin Man Roundabout”.

  3. Steven Guest says:

    look at the new road markings, completely stupid, left turn only from left lane as you approach from hussey arms and all other traffic in right lane causing confusion and mayhem. well done walsall highways for cocking it up

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