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Survey launched ahead of Dudley regeneration scheme

Residents and businesses who use Dudley town centre to take part in a travel survey ahead of a £210 million regeneration scheme. 

The survey aims to raise awareness of the improvements being made to Dudley, which include plans for a Metro extension from Brierley Hill to Dudley and a brand new transport interchange, and find out how people travel in the area.

The survey is being conducted by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

TfWM will use the information to help people plan ahead and make changes to their journeys while the work takes place.

Other projects due to be completed in the next four years as part of Dudley’s regeneration programme include construction of the Very Light Rail Innovation Centre, the Institute of Technology and an expansion at the Black Country Living Museum.

The Portersfield site in Dudley town centre will undergo major redevelopment and there will be changes and improvements to the road network.

Survey responses will be used to identify the most popular times and ways people travel around Dudley to develop journey planning solutions and options for travel while the work is carried out.

‘The next few years will see major change in the Dudley town centre area and we are excited that these major projects will soon start on site,’ said Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s deputy chief executive, Alan Lunt.

‘We are also keen to minimise any disruption during the construction period. We are delighted that TfWM are launching this survey.

‘I would encourage local residents, businesses and those who use and visit the town centre area to complete the survey so that travel patterns are better understood and appropriate solutions can be put into place.’

TfWM’s director of network resilience, Anne Shaw added: ‘We’re really keen to find out how people travel in and around Dudley town centre so we’re pleased to be able to support Dudley Metropolitan Council while the work takes place.

‘There are many exciting things happening in the region and it’s important we understand people’s journeys to we can help them continue to get from A to B while essential work takes place.’

To take the survey visit: www.networkwm.com/Dudley.

Photo Credit – TeroVesalainen (Pixabay)

 

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