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New bypass for the West Midlands

A £27.42 million bypass of Brierly Hill in the West Midlands was given the green light this week.
Transport Minister Gillian Merron announced £20.32m of government funding for the scheme that away from the heavily congested Brierley Hill shopping area and help to aid revitalisation and regeneration of the area. The scheme was given the go ahead three years after gaining provisional approval in December 2003. It is now expected to start on site in February 2007 and complete by July 2008.'The improvements will help to ease the problem of heavy through traffic in and around the shopping area, improving safety, especially for families with young children, and make the area a far more attractive place to live, work and shop', said transport minister Gillian Merron.

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