PART of Racecourse Lane in Stourbridge will be temporarily closed while patching work is carried out.

The lane will be closed to traffic between Fairways Avenue and Ounty John Lane, from 9.30am today.

Traffic will be diverted via Norton Road, Heath Lane, Hagley Road and Worcester Lane and vice versa The closure is anticipated to be from today (Thursday February 9) until Friday February 10, with the diversion in place between 9.30am and 2pm each day.

Highways chiefs have ordered the restriction to enable carriageway patching works to be carried out safely.