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Improving journey times on major routes

We are making changes to a number of roads to improve the reliability of journeys. These changes include upgrading and optimising existing traffic signals to improve network operation, and enabling bus and freight priority

The work is supported by the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) Journey Time Reliability to City Growth Areas Project.

The changes will be made to sites on or near the following routes:

  • A435 Alcester Road
  • A441 Pershore Road
  • A4040 from QE Hospital/University of Birmingham to Bearwood
  • B4114 Washwood Heath Road

Work will take place in three phases and disruption should be minimal.

Phase 1


  • Hagley Road/Lordswood Road
  • Lordswood Road/Croftdown Road
  • Pershore Road near Watford Road, Cotteridge
  • Pershore Road near Middleton Hall Road

Phase 2

Work on site is complete; system testing to be completed in March 2018:

  • Alcester Road/Queensbridge Road
  • Alcester Road/Howard Road
  • Harborne Lane/Quinton Road

Phase 3

Work on Washwood Heath Road sites is complete; system testing and work on Pershore Road site to be completed by late March 2018:

  • Washwood Heath Road/Aston Church Road
  • Washwood Heath Road/Drews lane
  • Pershore Road/Priory Road/Edgbaston Road