Birmingham Ring Road ‘pinch points’ consultation

By on 01/07/2014 in News

Residents, businesses and other stakeholders are being consulted over plans to ease the 'pinch points' on the Birmingham Ring Road and at Holloway Circus. 

The plans involve proposals to ease congestion at four junctions - Bordesley Circus, Curzon Circle, Haden Circus and Holloway Circus - and the results of the consultation will be reported on early September 2014.

Birmingham City Council is writing to residents, businesses and stakeholders in the area to seek their views on the proposals.  There will also be local exhibitions and opportunities to meet council staff to discuss the proposals.  To take part in the consultation contact – or visit  Further information can be found at

Summary of proposals -

Bordesley Circus

  • Construction of new carriageway through the central island
  • Signalisation of the roundabout
  • Signalised crossings on the approach roads
  • Upgrade of the existing cycle crossing at Adderley Street and Kingston Road

Curzon Circle

  • Formalising lane and circulatory road markings
  • Localised widening of the circulatory carriageway
  • Shared use pedestrian and cycle facilities at Curzon Street and Lawley Middleway, including upgrading existing pedestrian crossing to a toucan crossing

Haden Circus

  • Segregated left slip lane from Belgrave Middleway to Highgate Middleway
  • Part time signals on Belgrave Middleway approach to roundabout
  • Relocation of existing pedestrian crossing on Highgate Middleway
  • New pedestrian crossing on Belgrave Road

Holloway Circus

  • Creation of left slip lanes from Holloway Head to Suffolk Street Queensway and from Smallbrook Queensway to Bristol Street
  • Installation of traffic signals on the Bristol Street arm so that all arms of Holloway Circus have at grade pedestrian crossing provision.  Three of the crossings will be toucan crossings
  • Alterations to the existing retaining walls and subway structures


For further media information contact Debbie Harrison 303 4476

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