AS the evening approaches, thoughts turn to travelling home after a long day at work.

So the last thing any of us want is to be stuff in traffic jams to prolong those long and often frustrating journeys.

To try to combat this, why not use our traffic and travel page to map out your routes home.

A quick look around North Worcestershire and the Black Country has thrown up a number of congestion hot spots including:

*B4190 Franche Road, Wolverley. Franche Road closed both ways due to roadworks between B4189 and A442 Bridgnorth Road (Three crowns roundabout).

*A4101 High Street, Dudley. Speed restriction of 20 mph due to roadworks and temporary traffic lights on A4101 High Street at B4179 High Oak.

*A448 The Slough, Studley. Queueing traffic on A448 The Slough Westbound between B4092 Station Road (Studley) and A441 Evesham Road / B4504 Windmill Drive / Evesham Road (Redditch). Travel time is seven minutes.

*Doulton Road, Rowley Regis. Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Doulton Road between Powke Lane / Gawne Lane and Cornfield Road.

To find out what’s happening on the roads in your area, visit our page here. You can tailor the search to suit your journeys.