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Perry Barr Regeneration

Duration: Tue 07 Jan 2020 to Winter 2021
Location: Birmingham

What's happening?

£500m is being invested in the regeneration of Perry Barr between now and 2031, helping to create a place that is fit for the future, safe, green and connected. The investment will bring about positive change, improving the quality of life for those that live in Perry Barr – and creating new opportunities now and for generations to come.

A lot of the construction activity will take place between now and 2022, which will affect journeys between Walsall, Birmingham and around Perry Barr.

Plans include:

  • A34 Highways Improvement Scheme 
  • Construction of a new bus rapid transit route; Sprint 
  • Improvements to Perry Barr Interchange
  • Redevelopment of Alexander Stadium
  • Construction of PB Residential Scheme

Latest Works

Phase two of the Perry Barr Highway Scheme will see some major changes to roads and traffic flows through Perry Barr, specifically on the A34. Phase two will create a new road layout, providing better access to public transport and improving facilities for cycling and walking.

Phase two will run from January to May 2021 with major works due to take place in this phase including:

  • The removal of the flyover
  • Carriageway widening
  • Works to the new bridge at Birchfield Island.

Flyover removal

From 8 - 11 January 2021 a new temporary traffic layout will be installed and the flyover will be closed to traffic from this weekend onwards.  There will be traffic signals installed to manage traffic and reduce congestion at the following locations:

  • Harrier Way
  • One Stop Crossing
  • Change of timings at Aldridge Road

The removal of the flyover has been provisionally set for the weekend of 5 - 8 February 2021 when there will be weekend traffic restrictions on the northbound section of the A34. 

Access to the One Stop Shopping Centre will be maintained throughout the works.

Key travel advice: 

  • Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.
  • Consider using another route where possible. Check apps that show traffic levels before leaving.
  • Consider walking or cycling shorter journeys, where possible, to reduce congestion on the A34 and local roads. Public transport services are operating but fewer people are able to travel. 
  • If you use the A34 into Birmingham from Walsall or M6 J7 you may want to consider using the M6 Aston Expressway to access Birmingham City Centre.

For a more detailed map of the works and diversions in place, please click here

What does that mean for me?

During the work, there will be changes to some roads, including lane closures. This will affect car drivers and buses, which will be diverted to allow the work to take place. Traffic through this area will be affected at various times. Some work will happen at night, while at other times lane closures may be in place.

The work will be carried out in phases, rather than all at once to keep disruption to a minimum. That means you will need to plan ahead and remember to check your journey regularly, as it may change several times over the next few months.

This page has been created so you can stay up to date with the latest information to help you plan ahead and keep moving while the construction takes place.

As more information becomes available we will share it here, so please check back regularly as dates may change. Or you can sign up for updates.

Find out more

For more information on Perry Barr regeneration programme please visit Birmingham City Council's website.

Page last updated: 30 November 2020