Work to build the route began on 5 March 2018 and will last approximately 40 weeks.
Public drop in sessions
The contractor's compound at Spring Road (next to McDonalds) is now open. Access is via a pedestrian gate on A38 Bristol Road.
Representatives from the contractor and Birmingham City Council will be available every Wednesday morning, 10am to 11am, to discuss any queries or issues with the works.
Bournbrook to Edgbaston Park Road
To complete the changes in Selly Oak, around the Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road junction, narrow lanes will remain in place Into city (northbound) lane restriction 7pm until 6am, Sunday to Thursday
Temporary signals will be installed On Edgbaston Park Road from Monday 13 August for two weeks.
Lane restrictions will be in place Bristol Road/Mill Pool Way junction 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday out of city southbound and 9:30am until 5pm into city northbound.
A one way restriction in place on Bellevue with access from Bristol Road only.
Lane restriction will be in place at the Bellevue/Wellington Road junction from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday out of city southbound, and 9:30am until 5pm into city northbound.
There will be night time lane restrictions from 8pm until 6am, Sunday to Thursday through the junction.
During the school holiday period when traffic levels are lighter there will be 24 hour lane restrictions on the right turn into Bristol Street Monday to Sunday and a 24 hour lane restriction at junction exit/approach to Pershore Road Monday to Sunday.
Note: Traffic lanes approaching the Belgrave junction travelling out of the city centre have changed to the new permanent arrangement: one left turn lane, two straight on lanes and two right turn lanes. Traffic is still controlled with temporary traffic signals.
Lane restrictions will be in place at Bristol Road/Pebble Mill junction from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday out of city southbound, and 9:30am until 5pm into city northbound.
The full permanent closure of the cross over in the central reserve at Pebble Mill junction will start to be constructed under a temporary order banning the right turn.
Pedestrian access across the east side of the Belgrave Interchange junction is now closed, and an alternative route is in place across the west side of the junction.
Edgbaston Park Road pedestrian crossing is closed across Bristol Road, near Edgbaston Park Road junction. An alternative controlled crossing point has been situated near Bournbrook Road.
Edgbaston Park Road to Pebble Mill Road (in central reservation)
In the week beginning 13 August work will continue at the junction of Edgbaston Park Road on the installation of new signals at the junction. Kerbing of the existing refuge island outside Birmingham University will take place and construction of a new central refuge island at the Bournbrook Road junction will continue with kerbs and signal ducting being installed.
Works will recommence with the construction of the new cycleway within central reserve up to Mill Pool Way junction. Works will include top soiling reinstatements either side of the newly installed cycleway.
Street lighting ducts to carry wires to connect the new lighting columns for the central cycle way will be installed along with traffic signals ducting works at the junction.
- The top layer of grass and soil has been removed, a timber edging installed, and a base has been laid (membrane sheet, black plastic lattice and stone gravel).
- Work has started to add a tarmac base, in preparation for the blue tarmac surface.
- A number of trees have been removed. These will be replaced locally on a 2 for 1 basis as part of the scheme.
- Soil is being reinstated on the edges of the new cycleway.
In the week beginning 13 August work will continue to widen the road through the junction to accommodate the new cycle route by amending existing splitter islands through the junction. Works will continue to excavation and install new traffic signal ducting in carriageway
To minimise disruption to journeys, the cycle route works at the Belgrave junction are combined with maintenance work needed to replace the existing signals and some areas of tarmac surfacing in the junction on the outbound side of the junction.
This week, work will continue with daytime and night time works in temporary and permanent lane closures. This will allow the installation of new kerb lines and creation of new carriageway and cycle way along with the proposed drainage works. The night time shift will be utilised to install traffic signal ducts in road crossings.
- Trial holes are being drilled to identify the locations of utilities equipment (gas and water mains and electric cables).
- The site clearance works have been completed in the current working areas.
- Temporary signals have been installed and are in operation. All old signal equipment has now been removed.
- Widening to the right turn lanes from Bristol Road onto Belgrave Middleway have been completed.
- Excavation for new kerb lines has been completed and kerbs have been installed.
- Installation of new drainage connections and gullies has commenced.
- Duct crossings for signals installed.
- Waterproofing to bridge deck completed
Belgrave Interchange Waterproofing Repairs
Whilst undertaking the works it had become apparent that some of the waterproofing to the bridge deck at the junction is in a poor state of repair and a the waterproofing maintenance works have now been completed.
Bellevue / Wellington Road/Bristol Road Junction
Works have now commenced to create the new cycle crossing at Wellington Road and Bellevue. The contractor has commenced site clearance operations in the area and will start to install new kerb lines, gullies and connections and the construction of the raised table in Bellevue.
Pebble Mill Junction Works
As part of the scheme, the right turn from Pebble Mill Road onto the A38 Bristol Road (towards city centre) will be permanently closed to traffic from Monday 13 August to allow works to install the cycleway at the junction.
For this stage of the work, some parking bays will be suspended on Pebble Mill Road, near the junction with the A38.
There are some advance works required by a utility provider to adjust some ducts at this junction before works can commence. At present it is programmed that works will commence at the junction on 23 July, however this is dependent on the utility provider completing their works.