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Congestion cut thanks to new road

Congestion has gone down by nearly a third thanks to a new town ring road in the West Midlands, a report revealed.

More than a mile of new road became operational earlier this year around Walsall town centre.

Peak-time journeys have been cut by 96 seconds on average in the morning on the Wolverhampton Road to Pleck Road stretch and 52 seconds in the evening.

Council cabinet member for transport, Tom Ansell, said it was a case of "short-term pain for long-term gain".

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