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Don’t forget work for almost two years is to start on the M5 between junctions one and two from today!

A quick look around North Worcestershire and the Black Country has thrown up a few hot spots to avoid. These include:

*A4025 Mitton Street, Stourport. One lane is closed due to road works so people can expect delays. The one way system towards Tesco has a lane closure for roadworks.

*A456 in Halesowen. Lane is closed in both ways between M5 junction 3 at Halesowen and A458 Hagley Road West / Walters Road / Stoney Lane (Old Quinton Island).

*A441 Birmingham Road, Redditch. Temporary traffic lights on A441 Birmingham Road at Weights Lane. Lights in use at times as work takes place on a new housing development.

*Bowling Green Road, Netherton. Temporary traffic lights are in operation on Bowling Green Road at Brook Lane while work takes place on the canal bridge.

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