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Work to build the route began on 5 March 2018 and will last approximately 50 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 out of city

Construction of the cycle route along Bristol Street has begun; there will be daytime lane restrictions from 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Belgrave to Bellvue and Wellington Road into and out of city

There will be lane restrictions from 9am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday to construct the cycleway crossing.

Bournbrook to Edgbaston Park Road

The permanent signals are now in operation at Edgbaston Park Road.

Belgrave 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 now controlled with the permanent traffic signals.

Priory Road to Wellington Road

There will be lane restrictions into city from 9am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Priory to Pavenham Drive

There will be lane restrictions from 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 7pm to 6am Sunday to Thursday, starting 24 March, to construct the new kerb line and central reservations at Priory.

Priory junction

Night working will commence at Priory junction on Sunday 24 March and there will be lane restrictions from 7pm to 6am.

From Wednesday 27 March the into-city right and left turns from Bristol Road to Priory Road, and out-of-city right turn into Priory Road from Bristol Road will be permanently banned.

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.

Pedestrian Diversions

The pedestrian crossing across the eastern arm of the junction has now been re-opened. The crossing across the northern arm remains closed.

Work in progress

Belgrave junction

The permanents signals at Belgrave junction have been switched on. The kerbs have been installed on the approach and departure of the junction on Bristol Road. Some of the pedestrian islands are to be resurfaced before completion.

Bellevue / Wellington Road / Bristol Road Junction

The contractor has finished installing the new kerbs to create the new cycleway crossing at Wellington Road, and will commence installing new signage in this area.

There is currently a temporary pedestrian crossing in use at Wellington Road to allow works to be carried out at the existing crossing location, to allow the signal installation to finish.

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, installation of the new kerb lines and relocation of lighting columns 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.

The permanent signals are now in operation.

Mill Pool

Work is being carried out to turn on the permanent traffic signals.

Bournbrook to Edgbaston Park Road

Permanent re-instatement works have begun at Bournbrook junction and Edgbaston Park Road.

Edgbaston Park Road to Priory

The contractor has begun to install the permanent road markings between Edgbaston Park Road and Priory junction.

Works are continuing along the footpath near the Elmhurst School of Dance.

Priory junction

The contractor is continuing to install ducting for the traffic signals and has begun to excavate and lay new kerbs to the new layout.

From 25 March 2019, traffic travelling on the Bristol Road towards the city centre will no longer be able to turn left or right into Priory Road, and traffic travelling away from the city centre on the Bristol Road will no longer be able to turn right into Priory Road.

There will also be a set of urban 64 temporary traffic signals operational at the junction from 27 March to allow construction of the permanent traffic signals.

Bristol Street

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

Kent Street

Work has commenced along Kent Street with the laying of kerbs for the new cycleway.

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