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Latest news

Work to build the route began on 4 December 2017 and will last approximately 52 weeks.

Traffic Management

The current works are being undertaken in the daytime. Working hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm, extending as the light draws out, with lane restrictions on the northbound carriageway, where possible these will be restricted to 7:30am to 3:30pm, in some areas, once started, they need to remain in place 24/7.

Works to Newtown Row Junction started on Monday 9 April with works duration of 12 weeks. Works are being done in 3 phases with two Phases of work under night time working 9pm to 6am and a further phase in the day time working between 7:30am and 5pm but with all traffic management removed by 3:30pm.

Ryder Street to Steel House Lane

Works are complete in this section but the cycle lane remains closed.

Lancaster Circus to Newtown Row canal bridge

From Monday 8 October Newtown Row, heading out of Birmingham from Lancaster Circus, will close to traffic overnight (9pm to 6am). These closures will be in place each night for a five week period and signed diversions will be in place. This is to enable the construction of the new A34 segregated cycle route from Parry Barr to the city centre.

As part of the same scheme, works have been completed at the Newtown Row junction including the introduction of new traffic signals. Once the route is open this will allow cyclists to cross this major junction while remaining segregated from other traffic.

Newtown Row canal bridge

The first phase works to install the cycle way over the Canal Bridge were completed on time and the road re-opened to the public as planned.

A second phase of works will be required to install bollards on the central reserve and install the blue surfacing in the cycle way.

Cecil Street to Brearley Street

Works have commenced to install new cycle units to create the new cycle lane in this section.

Newtown Row junction

The main works have now been completed at the Junction and the permanent signals switched on. There are minor works to be completed over the coming weeks.

Between Milton Street to High Street (Barton Arms junction)

Section complete – awaiting blue surfacing.

Barton Arms junction

In week commencing 23 September works will continue at Barton Arms Junction. Works will include excavating for new kerbs, installing kerbs and ducting for the signals. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation at the junction

Between Lozells Road and Chain Walk (in verge and existing footpath areas)

No works proposed in this section this week but the Contractor will be using the site compound at Chain Walk to store materials for the works.

Between Salisbury Road and Heathfield Road

Section complete – awaiting blue surfacing.

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