COUNCIL traffic bosses have stressed they will be putting in measures to try to keep traffic flowing while a busy Halesowen road is closed for cables to be laid.

The south bound carriageway of Grange Hill will be closed for several weeks from Monday (October 25) until November 19 while Western Power Distribution installs 126metres of cable and connects it to the power network.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays and Dudley Council has said it will be monitoring the work closely to ensure traffic can move as freely along alternative routes and north bound past the works.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, the council's cabinet member for public realm, said: "This work has been requested by the power company as essential and we are doing all we can to help them. We know it will cause disruption for motorists and we are putting measure in place to try and alleviate that.

"We would like to apologise to people travelling through that area for any delays cause by the power company’s work."

The work has been delayed by more than a year.

Traffic will be diverted along Manor Way (westbound), Hagley Road A456, Hagley Hill A456, Birmingham Road A456, Stourbridge Road A491, Sandy Lane A491, Money Lane B4551, Bromsgrove Road B4551, and Grange Hill B4551.