DUDLEY Council is trialling an experimental traffic order along Brierley Hill High Street to help improve access to the town centre.

The plans aims to cut traffic delays and improve access to businesses and shops on High Street between the Level Street and Mill Street junctions by including provision for limited waiting and unloading in designated bays on the Brockmoor side.

Parking will be limited to one hour between 7am and 7pm (Monday to Saturday), with no return allowed within two hours.

The plan also includes a complete ban on parking and a ban on loading between 7am and 7pm (Monday to Saturday) on the library side of the High Street.

Set to come into force on Sunday February 24 - the experimental traffic order is being implemented so any merits it may have on traffic flow and access can be considered more fully by users of the High Street.

The scheme, which will include provision for disabled parking, would only become permanent if the trial proves a success.

Councillor Judy Foster, Dudley’s cabinet member for transportation, said: “We have worked closely with residents and traders to find a way to resolve the problems caused by parked vehicles on the High Street, while still improving access for shoppers and businesses.

“We hope this experimental traffic order will help to reduce delays and improve the traffic conditions in the High Street.”