City of Wolverhampton Council has completed £1.45 million improvement works to one of the city's key gateways - Stafford Road (A449) - ahead of schedule.

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The carriageway between Gorsebrook Road Island and Oxley Moor Road has undergone reconstruction and resurfacing in both directions.

An additional section into the city from Gorsebrook Road Island to Five Ways has also been resurfaced.

The project was fully financed by Department for Transport funding through the Maintenance of Classified Roads grant.

The phased works, which started on 13 March, took place overnight and were completed in the early hours of Saturday 29 April - a week ahead of schedule.

Comprehensive traffic management arrangements were in place throughout to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "It is vital to our local economy that we maintain our key city gateways to the highest standards.

"Huge credit must go to the team that delivered the scheme ahead of schedule and on budget.

"The end result looks impressive and will improve access to and from the city for businesses, residents and commuters."

  • released: Wednesday 3 May, 2017