Hagley Road and Five Ways area

Duration: Wed 01 May 2019 to Oct 2020
Location: Birmingham


What's happening?

Temporary changes to roads and road junctions will be introduced on Hagley Road and the Five Ways area this summer, to help keep traffic moving while the next stage of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension gets underway. 

Roads and public transport will be busier than normal so you’ll still need to plan ahead and leave more time for your journey, however, the temporary changes will help keep traffic moving and give bus passengers priority.  A summary of the changes are detailed below.

Grosvenor Street West / Sheepcote Street / Ryland Street

During construction of the Metro, we are expecting more traffic to use routes around Grosvenor Street, Sheepcote Street West and Ryland Street. To minimise disruption we will be making the following temporary changes for the duration of the construction works (up to 14 months):

  • Conversion of the junction of Grosvenor Street West and Sheepcote Street to a traffic light junction. These works will include incorporating the current push-button crossing on Sheepcote Street into the temporary traffic signals. There will be ‘No loading at any time’ within 30m of the junction.
  • Sheepcote Street bus stop opposite Grosvenor Street West suspended for the duration of the works.
  • Suspension of on-street parking on the south side of Ryland Street between Grosvenor Street West and Broad Street.

Click here to view the suspension of parking on Ryland Street

Click here to view Grosvenor Street West / Sheepcote Street

Changes on Monument Road

During construction, we are expecting more traffic to use routes around Monument Road. To minimise disruption we will be making the following temporary changes for the duration of the construction works (up to 14 months):

  • Conversion of Monument Road zebra crossing to a traffic light crossing to improve traffic flow.

Click here for the detailed plans.

Changes around Tennant Street/Bishopsgate Street/Bath Row/Wheeleys Lane

During construction, we are expecting more traffic to use routes around Bath Row, including Tennant Street/Bishopsgate Street/ Wheeleys Lane. To minimise disruption to existing public transport users and to encourage more people to use public transport during the disruption, we will be making the following temporary changes for the duration of the construction works (up to 14 months):

Tennant Street (between Middleway and St. Martins Street)

  • Pay and Display bays on the southeast side will be suspended and replaced with ‘no waiting at any time’.
  • Loading along the southeast side restricted during the hours of the existing controlled parking zone (8 am – 7:30 pm every day).

Tennant Street/ Bishopsgate Street junction

  • The junction of Tennant Street and Bishopsgate Street will be converted into a traffic light junction.
  • Pay and Display bays suspended on both sides of Tennant Street (within 30m of the Bishopsgate Street junction) and replaced with ‘no waiting at any time’.
  • Pay and Display bays suspended on Tennant Street between Bishopsgate Street and Rake Way and replaced with ‘no waiting at any time’.
  • Existing bus stop on Tennant Street relocated to Bishopsgate Street.

Click here for the detailed plans.

Bishopsgate Street 

  • Pay and Display bays outside no. 111 Bishopsgate Street suspended and replaced with ‘no waiting at any time’. Loading along the southwest side between Shepherds Gardens and no. 111 Bishopsgate Street will be restricted during the hours of 8 am – 7:30 pm every day.
  • The junction of Bishopsgate Street and Bath Row will be converted into a traffic light junction. No loading at any time within 30m of the junction.

Click here for the detailed plans.

Bath Row

  • The junction of Bath Row and Wheeleys Lane will be converted into a traffic light junction. There will be ‘No loading at any time’ within 30m of the junction.
  • 22 Pay and Display bays suspended on the north side of Bath Row (between Bishopsgate Street and Granville Street).
  • Extension of the existing inbound bus lane at Holloway Head/Bath Row up to Granville Street. No loading at any time within the bus lane.
  • Temporary conversion of existing zebra crossings to push-button facilities.
  • Eastbound bus stop east of Bishopsgate Street relocated closer to Bishopsgate Street.

Click here to view Bath Row bus lane

Click here to view Bath Row Granville Street

Wheeleys Lane

  • Installation of an offside bus lane on Wheeleys Lane between Longleat Avenue and Islington Row Middleway.

Click here for the detailed plans.

Changes around Calthorpe Road / Harborne Road

We are expecting more traffic to use routes around Harborne Road and Calthorpe Road. To minimise the disruption to existing public transport users and to encourage more people to use public transport during the disruption, we will be making the following temporary changes for the duration of the construction works (up to 14 months):

  • Extending the hours of operation of the existing (into Birmingham) bus lane between Vicarage Road and Five Ways to additionally cover the afternoon peak period, 4 pm – 7 pm Monday to Saturday. Loading in the bus lane will be prohibited during its hours of operation.
  • Parking bays on both sides of Harborne road will be prohibited while the bus lane is operational (Monday to Saturday 7 am – 10 am and 4 pm – 7 pm).
  • New (out of Birmingham) bus lane along Calthorpe Road, between Harborne Road and St James Road. This will be operational Monday to Saturday 4 pm – 7 pm.
  • As a result of the new bus lane, loading will be prohibited during its hours of operation. Parking in the bays on the north side of Calthorpe Road between Harborne Road and St James Road will be prohibited during the hours of the bus lane operation.

Click here to view Calthorpe Road / Harborne Road bus lane south
Click here to view Calthorpe Road / Harborne Road bus lane north
Click here to view Harborne Road PM peak bus lane - Vicarage Road to Highfield Road
Click here to view Harborne Road PM peak bus lane - Highfield road to Five Ways

Changes on the Hagley Road

New bus lanes will be introduced from Wyndham Road to Monument Road (into Birmingham), and from Five Ways to Vicarage Road (out of Birmingham). This will significantly improve reliability for the thousands of bus passengers that use the Hagley Road every day. There will still be two general traffic lanes maintained throughout this section of the Hagley Road.

As part of these changes, a dedicated right turn from Hagley Road eastbound to Vicarage Road will be introduced. This will reduce the amount of traffic that currently has to use Monument Road/Plough and Harrow Road, or Five Ways.

Illegal right turns from the Hagley Road into Highfield Road will be prevented by extending the central reserve in this location. This will be accompanied by a new push-button pedestrian crossing across Hagley Road. The U-turn facility opposite 96-100 Hagley Road (between Vicarage Road and Highfield Road) will also be removed.

These changes will be delivered alongside the construction of the Metro scheme and will be completed in 2021. While these construction works are taking place, we will provide regular information and updates to affected residents, businesses and visitors.

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