Inner Ring Road Improvements Starting

Inner Ring RoadThe Birmingham Connected Team has announced the start of a major project to improve the flow of traffic on Birmingham’s ring road starting on Monday 1 June. It is inevitable that some disruption to motorists will occur. A statement issued by the team is below:

“Birmingham Connected aims to make the city safer and easier to travel around by reducing congestion and promoting more sustainable forms of transport. In addition to cutting pollution and promoting healthier lifestyles, it will also better link communities, encourage economic growth and support the city’s growing population.

Phase one of the ring road works started in March and involved the removal of some trees and vegetation at Bordesley Circus and Curzon Circle.

Phase two, which will start on Monday 1st June, will see the start of construction operations. Key elements include:  

Bordesley Circus

  • Construction of a new road through the roundabout;
  • Signalisation and introduction of pedestrian crossings;
  • Widening of arms on approach to the roundabout;
  • Footway and carriageway resurfacing;
  • Construction of a signal controlled cycle gate at junction of Watery Lane Middleway / Adderley Street / Kingston Road;
  • Road marking and signing improvements; and
  • Amendments to Traffic Regulation Orders.

Curzon Circle

  • Widening of the circulatory carriageway;
  • Widening of arms on approach to the roundabout;
  • Conversion of pedestrian crossing to toucan crossing for use by both pedestrians and cyclists;
  • Introduction of shared use footway; and
  • Road marking and signing improvements.

Further projects to deliver improvements to Holloway Circus and Ashted Circus are in the pipeline.  More information on all of the schemes is available by clicking here.

These works are part of a £14.05 million package of ‘Pinch Point’ improvements partially funded by the Department for Transport, to be delivered this financial year, which is why the works are taking place now.”

Birmingham Inner Ring Road

Click Google Maps Points Symbolin the map below to display a list of locations marked.

Article by Geoff Caine

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