City centre road changes
A number of road measures will come into operation later this month in Birmingham city centre to support the £500 million Paradise redevelopment.
The measures which involve Great Charles Street form part of Phase Two of the infrastructure works supporting the development which is expected to generate 12,000 new jobs.
From the early hours of Sunday 21 June Great Charles Street northbound will have single lane traffic between Suffolk Street Queensway/Severn Street and Newhall Street.
Southbound off peak restrictions may also be required.
From early hours of Sunday 2 August Great Charles Street southbound will also have single lane traffic between Newhall Street and Suffolk Street Queensway/Brunel Street.
These single lane restrictions will remain in place until the completion of works in 2016.
Some overnight closures of the A38 tunnels and other restrictions may be needed.
Birmingham City Council’s advice to the travelling public is to use public transport, walk or cycle whenever possible. The city centre is well served by rail, bus and metro services. More information is available at www.networkwestmidlands.com
If you have to travel by car, consider alternative routes and times for your journey or whether car sharing is a viable option. If you have to drive into the Paradise Circus area, allow more time for your journey.
The development at Paradise supports the council’s Birmingham Connected transport vision which proposes to invest more than £1bn to create an integrated public transport system to support the growth of the city’s economy and population. The development will facilitate the delivery of further tram extensions to Centenary Square, improved bus access and better pedestrian and cycling routes within and around Paradise.
More information is available at www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected