Roads, travel and parking news

Fly-tipping in Rushmere Road, Tipton

More fly-tipping fines as crackdown continues

Published on 15th December 2017

Thirty-four fly-tippers have now been issued with maximum £400 fines as Sandwell Council's crackdown continues.

Plans to improve cycle links in Oldbury and Blackheath

Published on 29th November 2017

Work is set to start on a new cycle route linking Blackheath town centre and Rowley Regis train station.

Great Barr A34 speed sign

New warning sign cuts speeding outside Great Barr school

Published on 20th November 2017

A speed activated sign which flashes up the registration number of speeding vehicles is one of the latest measures to keep schoolchildren safe in Great Barr.

Plans announced for new pedestrian links to Bescot

Published on 13th November 2017

Sandwell Council has announced plans for a new walking scheme to improve the existing public rights of way in the Bescot area.

Launch of the new road safety game at Burnt Tree Primary School

Keeping children safe with new interactive road safety game

Published on 5th October 2017

An interactive road safety computer game is being rolled out across Sandwell schools. 

Wildflowers in Sandy Lane, Friar Park

Popular wildflower seeds could be on sale next year

Published on 13th September 2017

Wildflowers could be adding a splash of colour to gardens as well as grass verges in Sandwell next summer.

Taxi checks

Latest taxi safety checks in Sandwell

Published on 12th September 2017

The latest spot checks on taxis operating in Sandwell found 17 out of 19 vehicles met all legal requirements.

Taxi crackdown takes illegal drivers off the road

Published on 15th August 2017

Taxi drivers who break the rules are being taken off the road, thanks to the work of Sandwell Council’s taxi licensing enforcement team.

Recycling plant

Recycled road resurfacing comes to Sandwell

Published on 28th July 2017

A more environmentally friendly way of resurfacing roads is being used in Sandwell – re-using hundreds of tonnes of recycled stone chippings.

CHildren from St Matthews CofE Primary who held a Kids Court for speeding drivers

Smethwick schoolchildren hold "Kids Court" to warn speeding drivers to slow down

Published on 7th July 2017

Speeding drivers caught outside a Sandwell school have been urged to slow down – by being put before a “Kids Court” where they faced questions from schoolchildren.

Road safety campaign

Pupils design new signs for road safety campaign in Great Barr

Published on 15th June 2017

Children have picked up their pens and pencils in a bid to improve road safety outside their Great Barr school.

Launching the road safety campaign at St Margaret's CofE Primary school

Road safety campaign launched at Great Barr school

Published on 16th January 2017

Pupils have launched a campaign to produce signs and banners to help keep children and adults safe on the road outside their Great Barr school.

Roadworks in Rowley Regis to connect new homes to utilities

Published on 13th December 2016

Work to connect more than 200 new homes in Rowley Regis to gas, water and electricity supplies is set to start in the New Year.

Sandwell streetlights get new LED bulbs saving £120,000 a year

Published on 3rd October 2016

5,000 streetlights across Sandwell are being fitted with new LED bulbs, saving the council £120,000 a year on electricity bills.

Work to upgrade sewers in Oldbury

Published on 21st July 2016

Work will start next week (July 25) to upgrade sewers in Oldbury.

Bearwood Road junction

Major improvements for Bearwood junction

Published on 20th July 2016

Major improvements are coming to a busy junction in Bearwood as part of a £700,000 scheme.

Have your say on national highways and transport survey

Published on 6th July 2016

Sandwell people are being urged to join a national survey to get local views on the borough’s highways and transport services.

Forge Lane and Park Lane West Bromwich back open for the weekend

Published on 5th May 2016

Forge Lane and Park Lane in West Bromwich will reopen to through traffic at 6pm tomorrow (Friday 6 May) for the weekend.

Have your say on latest New Street traffic plans

Published on 14th December 2015

People can now have their say on whether Hackney Carriage taxis should also be allowed in a bus and cycle only zone proposed for part of West Bromwich town centre.

Tipton Road East closed due to work on new water main

Published on 7th August 2015

Motorists are being warned of a road closure in Tipton which is expected to cause delays in the surrounding area.

Birchley Island improvement plans

Published on 9th February 2015

Sandwell Council have drawn up plans to improve traffic flow at Birchley Island in Oldbury.