The full business case for this scheme is being developed and will be presented to the cabinet in February 2017 for approval. The delay is due to a change in legislation. Subject to securing all approvals and private land required, the works are planned to commence on site in October 2017.
Planned improvements include:
- Demolition of the Flaxley Road Snooker Hall (completed in November 2016)
- Widening of Station Road (between Burney Lane and Flaxley Road) to dual carriageway, including a new road bridge structure over the River Cole to allow for a dual carriageway section between Burney Lane Roundabout and new gyratory at the junction of Flaxley Road/Iron Lane/Station Road
- Modifications to Burney Lane/Stetchford Lane/Station Road roundabout including new dedicated slip lane from Stetchford Lane to Station Road
- Replacement of the existing signal controlled gyratory system at Station Road/Flaxley Road/Iron Lane with two new roundabout junctions
- New shared use and segregated cycle footways
- Five new pedestrian/cycle (Toucan) crossings and relocation and upgrading to a Toucan of an existing pedestrian crossing
- Provision to allow for a left turn into Stetchford Road from Stetchford Lane
- A new access to proposed development land
- A one way slip road from Albert Road onto Station Road (northbound), creation of a parking bay outside properties 51 to 61 Station Road and a service road for properties 16 to 30 Flaxley Road
- Revised bus stop locations and a new bus stop on Station Road opposite the Stetchford Retail Park
The capital cost was partially funded by the Department for Transport, Centro, Cycle City Ambition Grant, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership through Enterprise Zone funds.