Work starts at Shire Oak Junction today lasting until Spring: be prepared

I’m expecting a degree of grumbling. Tin hat on!

Some weeks ago you’ll remember I gave forewarning of improvement works to both Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner Junction on the A461 Lichfield Road as it passes through Walsall Wood and Shire Oak.

Well, the works at Shire Oak begin in earnest today, Sunday 13th August 2017 and will run until Spring 2018 – there will be variable traffic management in place and delays should be expected – if you can take and alternative route, do so.

Advanced works will start at A461 Lichfield Road/A452 Chester Road (Shire Oak junction) on Sunday 13 August.

These advanced works are to allow for the utility services in the highway to be relocated and a pedestrian refuge to be relocated before the main junction improvement works start.

Traffic management at the junction will vary from day to day.

Sunday 13 August – tempory traffic lights will operate at the junction to allow excavation work take place.

Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 August – STOP/GO boards will operate on the A452 Chester Road outside No. 159 to allow the temporary removal of the pedestrian refuge. The refuge is to be removed temporarily to allow new BT telecoms and traffic lights cabling to be installed. The refuge will be replaced once the cabling works are completed.

Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 August – no works to take place.

Sunday 20 August – temporary traffic lights will operate at the junction to allow cabling to be installed on the A461 Lichfield Road outside The Shire Oak public house.

Walsall Transport have asked me if I’d keep readers informed, and I’m happy to do so. You can also keep in touch with developments by following their Facebook page here, website here and twitter here.

Senior transport planner Donna Cattell said:

Hi Bob,

Thank you for sharing the information for the proposals to improve the A461 junctions.

For you information we’ll be updating the project webpage regularly with the Traffic Management arrangements as we set the dates for the various construction stages.

Would it be possible for you to share this information on your blog please? The local public have shown a high level of interest in the scheme and we know that your blog will reach many of the residents who will be affected by the arrangements.

We’ll also be using our facebook and Twitter accounts to share this information (links shown in my signature below). If you’re interested in sharing additional information about the scheme we can tweet you each time we update the page?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Many Thanks,

Donna Cattell

Senior Transport Planner
Strategic TransportationEconomy & Environment Directorate
Zone 2J, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre,
Walsall Council, Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1DG
01922 654659

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