Tag: highways

Survey says motorists not prepared for winter

By on 13/01/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The team at Amey’s Thimble Mill Lane depot in Birmingham prepare throughout the year for winter, and the gritters have already responded over 20 times to freezing temperatures since this season’s winter maintenance service began. However results of a recent survey carried out by Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, and ATS found that the […]

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Park Street closures and diversions – UPDATE

By on 06/01/2015 in News with 0 Comments

All road closures and traffic management in the Park Street area of Birmingham city centre – put in place after a fire at the Fox and Grapes public house on Saturday – have now been lifted, with both lanes of Park Street now open to traffic.

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20 is Plenty formal consultation begins

By on 26/05/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Formal consultation into plans for the first of four pilot 20mph speed limit area begins on Monday (May 26), ahead of a fuller roll-out across most city streets. Under the 20 is Plenty scheme, approved by the city council's Cabinet earlier this year, an area of south, central and east Birmingham will be used to […]

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Dates confirmed for 2014 tunnel closures

By on 03/02/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

This summer's dates for the second phase of the essential refurbishment works in the A38 tunnels through the city centre have been released. Birmingham residents, businesses and visitors are advised that the St Chad's and Queensway tunnels will be completely closed to all traffic from 10pm on Friday 18 July until 6am on Monday 1 […]

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Cost of council trees

By on 04/03/2013 in Rebuttals with 1 Comment

Regarding the story in the Birmingham Mail (4 March 2013) which states 'Birmingham City Council is being charged an astonishing £2,000 for each sapling planted by its highways contractor'. To date, no additional trees have been planted and so Birmingham City Council has not been charged for planting and upkeep of saplings. Amey maintains and […]

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March against metal thieves continues on Birmingham’s roads

By on 14/09/2012 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Amey and Birmingham City Council have become the first highways service in the country to use a specially designed gully grating as the war against metal thieves takes a new turn. The partnership, which maintains and manages roads in Birmingham, has already seen the theft of the grates, which cover the open gullies at the […]

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Scientific measures to combat metal drain theft

By on 29/02/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and Amey are rolling out a new solution in a bid to combat the on-going issue of metal thefts on Birmingham's roads and identify the perpetrators. The theft of gully covers - the grates covering drains in the road - is a threat to all road users. An open gully presents a […]

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Winter driving tips

By on 08/02/2012 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Winter driving Your journey will almost certainly take longer than during the summer months, so allow extra time for it. Dark and poor weather conditions make driving more hazardous – slow down. Remember it will take considerably longer to stop in icy conditions so allow plenty of room to slow down and stop. Manoeuvre gently […]

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Winter maintenance and gritting plans

By on 01/11/2011 in Factsheets, Winter Alerts with 3 Comments

Amey Birmingham Ltd undertakes the Winter Maintenance Service under the Highway Maintenance and Management PFI partnership for Birmingham. Duty officers monitor both road and weather conditions around the clock during the winter period, analysing all information available which enable them to make an informed decision on when to grit the roads. This service operates from […]

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Media Watch – October 26

By on 26/10/2011 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Creative City launch (BBC Midlands Today, WM, Birmingham Mail, BRMB) Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has urged West Midlands business leaders to invest in creative industries as part of ambitious plans to boost the economy of Greater Birmingham and Solihull. Councillor accidentally copied offensive email (Daily Telegraph, Metro) A senior Tory […]

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