Five Ways underpass closure

Duration: Mon 03 Jun 2019 (ongoing)
Location: West Midlands

What’s happening?

Five Ways underpass will close to all traffic from Monday 3 June 2019 to allow for the construction of the next phase of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston. It will remain closed until 2021.

During construction, Five Ways roundabout, which runs above the underpass, will remain open in all directions to provide access in and out of Birmingham city centre.

Roads and public transport will be busier while these essential works take place. You’ll still be able to get to where you need to go, but you’ll need to plan ahead.

Key travel advice

  • Plan ahead and allow more time for your journey. If you currently travel along the Hagley Road, you will need more time for your journey to take account of closure at Five Ways underpass.
  • Travel off peak if possible. Buses and roads will be quieter if you travel outside peak hours. The busiest time to travel is usually before 9.30am and after 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
  • Stick to public transport to reduce congestion on key roads in and out of the city centre.
  • If you work, speak to your employer about whether there is any flexibility in working times or times you could avoid travelling altogether, such as working from home.

Find out more

More information on bus diversion routes, alternative driving routes, and travel options will be available in the coming weeks to help you plan your journey during the closure.

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Page last updated 10.04.19

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