A £1MILLION congestion-busting scheme to ease traffic flow in Brierley Hill has been completed early.

Dudley Council has been upgrading the pedestrian crossing in Level Street, the junctions of Level Street and Central Way and junctions of Level Street, Pedmore Road and Hurst Lane.

Highways bosses say motorists will see a significant improvement in journey times as a result of the scheme, which has been completed three weeks early.

It is the latest phase of work, following successful schemes in Dudley and Sedgley, leaving just one site in Cradley to undertake to complete the programme.

Councillor Shaz Saleem, Dudley Council's cabinet member for highways and public realm, said: "I am delighted we have been able to cut congestion in this important area.

"It will cut emissions at these sites, because traffic won’t build up, and also improve access to Merry Hill, which I am sure will be welcome for shoppers at this time of year."

Dudley Council was awarded a grant of more than £1 million for a scheme to improve traffic flow on bottleneck roads across the borough.

The funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will be used to improve the performance of traffic lights on several busy roads.

The work in Brierley Hill will complement existing work in and around the town centre as part of the government’s Future High Streets Fund.