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Town's utility roadworks finally come to a close
2:20pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Local
DUDLEY motorists can breathe a sigh of relief as a 21 month programme of utility works in the town centre finally comes to a close.
The works, which started in April 2011, have been carried out by gas, electric, water and telecommunication utility companies and managed and co-ordinated by Dudley Council.
The project, of 53 roads in total, is the largest scale co-ordinated programme of works that has taken place across the country, with the council also undertaking a resurfacing programme of many of the affected roads.
The work finally drew to a close yesterday (Wednesday) with the resurfacing of Wolverhampton Street from Grange Road to Eve Hill Island.
Councillor Judy Foster, cabinet member for transportation, said: “The programme of utility works that have taken place in Dudley town centre is a significant one and I cannot underestimate the team work that has taken place throughout this project.
“While there have been varying levels of disruption throughout the works, what people don’t realise is that the disruption has been kept to an absolute minimum at all times due to the co-ordinated way in which this complex work has been carried out by everyone involved.
“I would like to thank businesses, traders and residents in Dudley town centre, as well as pedestrians and road users for their patience and support throughout the works. I hope that everyone can appreciate the benefits with so many newly resurfaced roads.”