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A461 Lichfield Road - Junction Improvements Scheme

 

A461 Lichfield Road / B4152 Salter's Road Improvement Update 19-12-2018

The new intelligent traffic signals have been switched on today (19-12-2018). Walsall's traffic signals are controlled and monitored by the Urban Traffic Control facility at the Black Country Urban Traffic Control Centre. The control room staff will be monitoring and optimising the new traffic signals over the next few weeks.

 

Main Scheme Information

The A461 Lichfield Road is an arterial route, which runs in a north-easterly direction from Walsall town centre to the Borough boundary. It carries large volumes of traffic throughout the day which results in heavy congestion at peak times. The A461 junction improvement scheme seeks to address the issue of growing congestion and the lack of traffic capacity along this strategic route.

The scheme will target two locations - A461 Lichfield Road / B4152 Salter's Road junction and A461 Lichfield Road / A452 Chester Road (Shire Oak) junction. Both will be widened to increase capacity, benefit from improved pedestrian facilities, and new traffic signals and communications technology installed to improve operation.

The junctions will be linked by an intelligent traffic signal system and controlled and monitored by the Urban Traffic Control facility at the Black Country Urban Traffic Control Centre. The new traffic signal junction installed as part of the Oak Park leisure centre development will also be linked via the same intelligent system.

A461 Lichfield Road / B4152 Salter's Road Improvement is currently programmed to complete during December / January.

 

View the A461 Lichfield Road / B4152 Salter's Road junction improvements drawing (pdf)

View the A461 Shire Oak junction improvements drawing (pdf) 

 

For any further information about the scheme generally please contact:

Donna Cattell
Senior Transport Planner
Email: 
A461@walsall.gov.uk
Phone: 01922 654659