Tag: highways

Gritting Alert – March 6

By on 06/03/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 6pm tonight and we’re due to treat footpaths at 4am tomorrow morning. Take care if you’re out and about.

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Gritting Alert – March 5

By on 05/03/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The cold weather continues, so Birmingham’s gritting teams will be out once again from 8pm this evening.

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Green light for major highways projects funding strategy

By on 09/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to approve a strategy document setting out how major transportation and highways projects are funded over the next five years. The Programme Definition Document updates the council’s Transportation and Highways Capital Funding Strategy (THCFS) for the period from 2015/16 to 2020/21 at an estimated total capital cost of £253.916 million. The report […]

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Gritters ready to go as winter service starts

By on 30/09/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, launch the city’s winter maintenance service tomorrow (Thursday 1st October) with gritter drivers ready and waiting for the first cold snap of the season. In the five winters since Amey started delivering the service in 2010, the fleet of 25 gritters have travelled 212,000 miles spreading salt on the […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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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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