Road restrictions for Olympic Torch Relay

By on 29/06/2012 in News

1 – Along Torch Relay Route on 30 June

Torch enters Birmingham from Cape Hill Sandwell at approximately 6.49pm and travels along Dudley Road, Spring Hill, Spring Hill Circus, Summer Hill Road, Sand Pits, Parade, Paradise Circus Queensway, Suffolk Street Queensway, Holloway Circus Queensway, Horse Fair, Bristol Street, Bristol Road, Priory Road and Edgbaston Road entering Cannon Hill Park at Queens Ride at approximately 7.55pm.

Along this route stopping will be prohibited on the nearside only from 10am-8pm on Saturday 30 June. Up to the junction of Bristol Road / Priory Road traffic will be managed by Police Rolling Road closure. After that road closures will apply (see item 2 below.)

Note. No waiting cones will be placed out overnight Friday to Saturday

2 – Road closures/ no stopping around Cannon Hill Park

There will be a four stage plan:

  • stage 1 residential streets closed except for residents access 10am – 9pm Residents passes being managed by events. No stopping sections of Pershore Road, Edgbaston Road, Salisbury Road and Willows Road.See OLYMPIC2 REV A
  • stage 2 closure Edgbaston Road (Willows Road to Pershore Road) Local diversion in operation 6pm-8.30pm see plan OLYMPIC3 REV A
  • stage 3 closure Priory Road (Bristol Road to Pershore Road) 6pm - 8.30pm Local diversion in operation See attached plan OLYMPIC 3 REV A
  • stage 4 traffic on Pershore Road both directions to be held at the Priory Road / Edgbaston Road junction for a few minutes at approximately 7.51 to allow the Torch Relay to passes along Priory Road / Edgbaston Road. See plan OLYMPIC3 REV A

3 – Along Torch relay route 1 July

Torch leaves Victoria Square at 6.03am and travels via Colmore Row, Bull Street, High Street, Bullring, Edgbaston Street, St Martin’s Lane, Digbeth, High Street Deritend, High Street Bordesley, Camp Hill, Camp Hill Circus, Stratford Road, Robin Hood Island, Solihull Lane to boundary with Solihull leaving Birmingham at approximately 7.30am.

Along this route stopping will be prohibited on the nearside only from 12.30am to 8am on Sunday 1 July. Note no waiting cones will be deployed on the route in residential areas between midday and 4pm on Saturday 30 June. No waiting cones will be deployed on the route in retail areas from 6pm on Saturday 30 June.

Apart from some road closures near the start traffic will be managed from Digbeth onwards by a Police rolling road closure. Closures at the start are:

  1. Colmore Row (Newhall Street – Victoria square) and Waterloo Street next to Victoria Square 5am – 6.30am
  2. Remaining section of Colmore Row, Bull Street, Corporation Street, High Street – 5.45am to 6.30am



Media Contact Jason Lewis 0121 303 4266

Tags: , ,


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.