Traffic into Wolverhampton will be unable to use Penn Road for a fortnight while BT Openreach repair a broken cable that’s left hundreds without phone lines for almost a month.
The A449 will be closed northbound between the junctions of Witton Road and Rookery Lane (B4161) from 9:30am on Monday 11 August, and is expected to re-open in two weeks.
BT is having to carry out the emergency works because around 800 properties, including a doctor’s surgery, are without phone lines and internet services.
The fault is believed to have been caused by water damage to underground cables.
Traffic heading into Wolverhampton from south of the city will be diverted from the roundabout at Lloyd Hill along Warstones Road. Vehicles travelling southbound will be able to use Penn Road as normal. Local diversions will also be in place.
Access to and from Coalway Road and Goldthorn Hill (A4039) will be maintained across the junction, except on Monday 11 August only when Goldthorn Hill will also be closed.
National Express bus routes 2, 256 and 255 which is also operated by Diamond Buses, and Arriva bus 64 will be diverted around the roadworks.
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