Birmingham Connected – Perry Bar Highway Improvements

1 December 2020

Perry Barr Highway Improvements – key dates

The next phase of the Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme will run from January to May 2021 and will include removal of the flyover, carriageway widening, and works to the new bridge at Birchfield Island.

A new temporary traffic layout will be installed from 8 – 11 January 2021, with the flyover permanently closed from this time.

If you have to travel in the area:

  • Check the latest travel advice before you set out, plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.
  • Walk or cycle for shorter journeys, where possible, to reduce congestion on the A34 and local roads. Public transport services are operating to normal timetables – don’t forget your face covering.
  • Consider using another route. If you drive on the A34 into Birmingham from Walsall or M6 J7 you could use the M6 Aston Expressway to access Birmingham city centre.

Read more about the £500 million programme of activity to transform Perry Barr and surrounding areas.

Travel Survey

To help us get you to where you need to go during the regeneration works, please tell us about your current journeys and how the works have affected you. Responses received by Friday 18 December will be entered into a free prize draw with the chance to win £30 in Amazon vouchers.

Webinar for Businesses

Join our free webinar at 2pm on Wednesday 9 December to find out more about the Perry Barr regeneration and the highway works. The session will include information on how we can support your business to plan ahead, keep moving and create a workplace travel plan.

Travelling in December

From tomorrow, Birmingham will be subject to Tier 3 restrictions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travel to work, education and to do essential shopping is allowed but please plan ahead:

  • Walk or cycle shorter journeys to help keep you fit, and reduce pollution and traffic congestion
  • Bus, train or tram services continue to operate their normal timetables; try to make trips when services are less busy. Wear a face covering at stations, onboard and at interchanges and use all available space when waiting and travelling.
  • Please only travel by car with those from your household or support bubble and consider other ways to travel to reduce congestion.

On weekdays, we expect the transport network to be busier when children are travelling to and from school. At the weekend, retail areas are likely to be busy from mid-morning onwards.

We also expect many university students to be travelling home during the student travel window lasting from 3 to 9 December, affecting local and national transport networks.

Read more advice for travelling in December.

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