BOMB disposal experts were called out to the Black Country following the discovery of what is believed to be an old World War II shell.
Drivers were diverted away from the suspected bomb as Sandwell Police closed off roads in Oldbury on Tuesday.
Police were called by construction workers on Seymour Road at noon after they found the shell as they carried out works at a building site.
The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were called out to analyse the device.
A cordon was put in place as a precaution to ensure the safety of people living and working locally, resulting in the closure of Rood End Road, Beresford Road and Seymour Road.
Chief superintendent Mark Robinson, from Sandwell Police, said: “We understand that the road closures may cause some disruption for people travelling through the Oldbury area, however ensuring the safety of all people in the vicinity is our primary concern.
“Specialist army personnel have been called to the scene to take a look at the shell before deciding on the best course of action.
“At this time the cordons remain in place under further notice.”