Motorists are being advised of nightly road closures that will take place over the next 2 weeks to support the development of a new supermarket.

Resurfacing will take place in and around Ring Road St Marks, Chapel Ash and Great Brickkiln Street at various times between Monday 2 June and Saturday 14 June, 2014

This will result in closures of part of those roads between 7pm and 6am on various dates during that period while work is carried out.

Where road closures are implemented, diversions will be in place. Pedestrians will still be able to use the roads while vehicle access to frontages will be maintained where possible.

Motorists are warned to allow extra time for their journeys during this period, as some of the diversions will require almost a complete circuit of the Ring Road.

A short section of Great Brickkiln Street, between the Ring Road and Hallet Drive, will also be closed during the daytime for one day, on Tuesday 3 June, and there will be no access to and from the Ring Road that day.

This is part of the overall highway improvement scheme to support the new Sainsbury's development.

Sainsbury's are funding the whole road improvement project while the construction of the new Raglan Street store takes shape.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, said: "Good progress is being made, both with the construction of the store and these supporting road works.

"This phase of works is being carried out overnight to keep disruption down to a minimum and full diversions will be in place to assist all road users during this time.

"The new store represents a significant investment in the city, bringing scores of new jobs and providing a shot in the arm for the local economy."

  • released: Friday 30 May, 2014