We’ve listed some of the routes you could try to avoid the Five Ways and Broad Street area while construction of the Metro takes place. Not every journey is covered, but apps which use real-time information, such as Google Maps, will help you pick the quickest route each day. You can also view these options in the map below.
Travelling from Bearwood
Consider using City Road and Dudley Road, past City Hospital to head into Birmingham city centre or connect with the ring road.
Travelling from Oldbury, Langley, Londonderry
Head towards Smethwick and take the A457, continue towards Birmingham via the Dudley Road past City Hospital.
Travelling from Rowley Regis, Blackheath, Halesowen or Stourbridge
Consider using the motorway network to avoid Hagley Road. If you are travelling into the city centre, consider travelling via Quinton and Harborne or turning off Hagley Road at Monument Road to avoid Five Ways.
Travelling from Worcester, Kidderminster or the M5
Consider using M5 J4 and follow the Bristol Road into Birmingham city centre.
Please note: Improvement work is taking place at Selly Oak triangle until Summer 2020, so you should leave more time for your journey.
Top tip: Major repair work is taking place on the M5 at Junctions 1 & 2 until autumn 2019. With reduced speed restrictions in place you will need to leave more time for your journey or if you can, travel off peak.