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Traffic Management

Traffic Management Services

Traffic Management is a key service provision within Highways and is headed by the Traffic Manager, as required by the Traffic Management Act 2004. The Traffic Manager has responsibility for securing the expeditious movement of traffic on the highway network within Birmingham.

The Traffic Manager and his team are responsible directly for all traffic issues on the strategic network and in the City Centre Core Area, and has an over-view for the remainder of the network:

Traffic Management Functions

  • Implementing the Traffic Management Act 2004
  • Managing / reducing congestion
  • Liaison regarding private developments which affect the Highway
  • Managing temporary and permanent traffic management arrangements
  • Liaising with the Highways Agency, Statutory, Public Transport Providers, Undertakers and other Interested Parties
  • Resolving issues affecting disabled users, pedestrians, businesses, public transport and taking into account equality issues
  • Manage and maintain the provision of traffic regulation orders.

The Traffic Manager and his team work closely with Amey who provide the highway maintenance and management services in Birmingham that includes Birmingham’s Urban Traffic Control.

If you have any enquiries regarding traffic management please telephone Highways Customer Service on 0121 303 6644 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm).

In order to assist with traffic management in and around Birmingham the following documents have been provided:

  • Traffic Management Protocol (New Highway Scheme Traffic Management Approval, Temporary Traffic Management Approval) - Issue 3
  • Birmingham Streetworks Code of Good Practice - Issue 2
  • Traffic Management Road Closure Application - Issue 2
  • Portable Temporary Traffic Signals Protocol - Issue 1
  • Development Activities on the Highway (Developers & Contractors Guidance Notes) - Issue 5
  • Highway Development Protocol (Factors to be considered by Developers & Contractors at pre-planning & pre-implementation) - Issue 6

Consultation is an important process that forms a good planning of activities on the Highway and is equally important when keeping interested parties and stakeholders informed.

The following document has been developed as a guide to this process:

  • Consultation Good Practice Guide Issue