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 […]
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 […]
The team at Ameyâ€™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 seasonâ€™s winter maintenance service began. However results of a recent survey carried out by Birmingham City Councilâ€™s highways partner, Amey, and ATS found that the […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]