GOOD morning. We are here to provide any information on incidents that might crop up throughout the rush hour period this morning on our Black Country and North Worcestershire roads.

So far the roads across the area are pretty quiet, but there is heavy traffic in Kidderminster on A456 Birmingham Road between A449 Chester Road North (Land Oak traffic lights) and A451 The Ringway / Coventry Street (Kidderminster Medical Centre).

Traffic is slow on A491 Sandy Lane southbound in Catshill at B4551 Money Lane which is affecting traffic towards M5 J4.

There is also heavy traffic on A461 Stourbridge Road in Dudley before Kingswinford Road (Scotts Green Island), as well as the usual congestion at the Burnt Tree traffic lights in Dudley and Birchley Island in Oldbury which is also causing delays.

There are areas of planned roadworks which are causing delays, they include:

Speed restriction of 30 mph and one lane closed due to major roadworks and contraflow on M5 both ways between J1 (West Bromwich / Birmingham) and J2 (Oldbury). Work on the Oldbury Viaduct means that all traffic is sharing one side of the road as a contraflow.

There are also speed restriction of 20 mph in Pensnett due to roadworks and temporary traffic lights on A4101 High Street at High Oak.

Hillcrest Road in Romsley is closed both ways due to water main work between Dark Lane and St Kenelm's Road, and in Himley there is temporary traffic lights and electricity work in place on Bridgnorth Road at School Road / Himley Lane, opposite Windemere House.

There are speed restriction of 40 mph due to roadworks on A38 southbound in Lickey between M5 J4 (Bromsgrove / Stourbridge) and Barley Mow Lane, while there is speed restriction of 30 mph due to roadworks on A38 Stoke Road westbound between Sherwood Road and B4094 Worcester Road in Stoke Heath.

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