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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.

Traffic Management

Bristol Street to Bellevue

Overnight lane restrictions will be in place 8pm until 6am, Sunday to Thursday.

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 Friday.

Temporary signals have been installed on Edgbaston Park Road whilst the permanent signals are installed. These will remain in place until mid-October.

Edgbaston Park Road

Overnight lane restrictions will be in place 7pm until 6am, Sunday to Friday.

Road closure (access into) Edgbaston Park Road from 7pm until 6am, Sunday to Thursday.

Belgrave junction

There will be night time lane restrictions from 8pm until 6am, Sunday to Thursday through the junction.

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.

Priory Road to Wellington Road

There will be inbound lane restrictions from 9:30am until 8pm, Monday to Friday in this section.

Priory junction to Pebble Mill

Lane restrictions will be in place on Bristol Road:

  • southbound - Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5pm
  • northbound - Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm

Pebble Mill

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.

The right turn from Pebble Mill onto Bristol Road now permanently closed.

Eastern Road

Lane restrictions will be in place on Bristol Road:

  • northbound - Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5pm
  • southbound - Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm

Pedestrian Diversions

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.

There will be a part closure of the existing cycleway at Bournbrook junction.

The pedestrian route on the Belgrave junction eastern arm is closed and a diversion is in place.

Work in progress

Belgrave junction

The permanents signals at Belgrave junction have been switched on. The installation of new kerbs to form the cycle path will continue on the approach and departure of the junction on Bristol Road.

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.

Priory Road junction to Wellington Road

Works have now commenced to install the cycleway kerbs in the existing footway. This will involve the excavation of the existing footway and the installation of the new kerb lines for the cycle track.

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 to allow works to install the cycle way 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. The works have commenced at the junction following completion of the utility providers works. The contractors have commenced stripping the top soil to new verge areas and will continue with new cycle way work and complete new cycle path tie-ins to junction areas.

Central Reserve - Pebble Mill / Pavenham Drive

Works are continuing to complete kerbs for the cycle track and install the stone sub base in preparation for surfacing of the new carriageway widenings.

Construction of new turning to Pavenham Drive has begun.

Bristol Street

Work has now commenced on Bristol Street with the laying of kerbs for the new alignment.

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