Phase 3 of the project will further improve on Phases 1 and 2. This phase will allow for the use of different modes of transport. It will also increase vehicle capacity.

Neachells Lane Improvements

You can find an Improvements Map in the Downloads section

Start date - Construction earliest start autumn/winter 2026

End date - Construction period 18 to 24 months

Cost - £16 million

Project Overview

Currently, Neachells Lane junction suffers from

  • significant congestion
  • the inability to accommodate multiple modes of transport

City East Gateway (A454) is a key gateway to the city’s local communities and businesses:

  • It forms part of the West Midlands Key Route Network
  • It connects the western end of Wolverhampton Ring Road with Walsall town centre.
  • It provides access motorway network at M6 junction 10.
  • It provides a connection from Wolverhampton to the Black Country Route. Giving access to the wider Black Country area.

Proposed improvements consist of:

  • Creating a signalised roundabout running around the northern side of the petrol station. This will connect back into Willenhall Road
  • A connecting road running through the roundabout will remain. This will allow for northbound movements from Moseley Road.

These improvements will allow increased capacity for traffic, reducing delays and congestion.

Current status

Consultations on preferred design have taken place. We selected a preferred option for further development. The Council has the authority to seek funding to put the scheme in place.

You can find the Consultation leaflet in the Downloads section.