Red Route comes into force in West Bromwich and Oldbury
Published on 10th August 2012
Sandwell Council is creating a new Red Route to ease traffic congestion, improve traffic flow and make better provision for legal parking.
'No stopping' restrictions will come into force along key roads in West Bromwich and Oldbury from Thursday August 16.The roads affected are Kenrick Way, Telford Way, Trinity Way, Kelvin Way, Bromford Road, Oldbury Ringway and Churchbridge.
There will be clearly designated areas for parking and loading along these roads, including provision for parking on West Bromwich Albion match days.
Motorists parking illegally will be issued with advisory notices until Monday September 3, when penalty charges will be fully enforced.
Cabinet member for neighbourhood services Councillor Ian Jones said: "This has been designed to ease traffic congestion, improve traffic flow and make better provision for legal parking.
"There is now extra parking available on Albion match days in Lewishham Park off Dartmouth Road, which is in easy walking distance of the ground.
"These improvements will make life easier for many roads users and above all, safer for pedestrians.
"There has been extensive public consultation over the routes and we have listened to what people have said," he added.
The Red Route will initially be in force for 18 months.The council will then decide if any changes are needed before making the order permanent.New traffic lights willl be installed at the junction of Trinity Way and High Street to improve the operation of the junction. This will include better pedestrian crossing facilities
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