Birmingham City Council

Selly Oak New Road Phase 1B

There is currently no firm programme for the construction of this Phase of the road.


The existing one way 7.3 metre wide single carriageway section of Harborne Lane between Bristol Road and Chapel Lane would be made a two way 7.0 metre wide dual two lane carriageway road. The existing Bristol Road/Harborne Lane/Oak Tree Lane traffic signal junction would be modified as a result of converting Harborne Lane to a two way road, the existing right turn from Bristol Road to Harborne Lane would be prohibited. Pedestrian crossing facilities would be provided at the traffic signals to assist pedestrians crossing Bristol Road, Harborne Lane and Oak Tree Lane, the traffic signals on the Bristol Road (southwest side of the junction) would include a facility for cyclists, and this would connect to the shared 3.0 metre wide footway / cycleway on the western side of Harborne Lane. Advance stop lines for cyclists would be provided at the traffic signal junction apart from the left turn slip lane from Harborne Lane to Bristol Road. A 3.0 metre wide footway would be provided on the eastern side of Harborne Lane. A gap in the proposed central reserve along Harborne Lane would allow traffic to turn right into Rebecca Drive.


Chapel Lane is currently a 7.5 metre wide single carriageway one way road. This road would be widened to a minimum width of 8.0 metres and made a two way road. A new roundabout junction at the access points to the Selly Oak Triangle Site and the Battery Retail Park would also be provided. The existing Bristol Road/Chapel Lane/Elliot Road traffic signal junction would be modified as a result of making Chapel Lane two way, the junction would allow right turning traffic from Bristol Road to Chapel Lane. Pedestrian crossing facilities would be provided at the traffic signals to assist pedestrians crossing Bristol Road, Chapel Lane and Elliot Road and advance stop lines provided for cyclists on the Bristol Road and Chapel Lane approaches to the traffic signal junction.


The existing Harborne Lane/Chapel Lane “Y” junction would be improved to a traffic signal junction. The junction would incorporate the access to the B&Q D.I.Y. store. The Harborne Lane approaches to the junction would be two lanes wide, a segregated left turn lane from Harborne Lane to Chapel Lane would be provided. The Chapel Lane approach to the junction would include two right turn lanes and a left turn lane. Pedestrian crossing facilities would be included at the traffic signals to assist pedestrians crossing Harborne Lane and Chapel Lane. Advance stop lines for cyclists would be provided on the Harborne Lane approaches to the traffic signal junction.


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