A457 Dudley Road/Western Road Junction Improvement: Traffic Regulation Orders

Closed 5 May 2021

Opened 14 Apr 2021


Over the next five years, lots of new housing will be built near Dudley Road, increasing the number of people wanting to travel in the area.

Last year, we consulted on plans to improve the A457 Dudley Road to:

  • upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists,
  • provide new bus lanes,
  • reduce traffic congestion through junctions.

Walking, cycling and public transport are vital tools in the difficult tasks of solving congestion, air quality and our climate crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed people’s habits and further highlighted the importance of walking and cycling as safe and sustainable ways to travel.

We are hoping to build the first part of the scheme, around Western Road, in 2021/22, to support construction of the Soho Loop development. Delivery of the rest of the scheme, including bus lanes, will follow.

This consultation is on the legal orders required to make changes to the road for this first phase of delivery.

About this consultation

This consultation is the formal advertisement of the Traffic Regulation Orders, the legal documentation needed to make changes to the status of the highway (road).

During this consultation, you can make comments on the proposals or submit a formal objection (which must include the grounds for the objection). You can either make your response via this webpage (please provide your contact details as part of your response) or can post a written objection to Assistant Director - Transport & Connectivity, Inclusive Growth Directorate, 1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, PO Box 14439, Birmingham B2 2JE.

All responses must be received by 5 May 2021.

If you have chosen to object to the proposed orders, you may be contacted by a project officer to further discuss your objection.

If you have any questions about this consultation or need help understanding the plans, please contact transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or call 0121 303 7301.

What is included in this consultation?

A Traffic Regulation Order, or TRO is the legal documentation required to make changes to the status of the highway (road). A TRO is often accompanied by a plan (map) showing the proposed measures visually.

This consultation includes two TROs: waiting and loading restrictions and banned movements (no right turn and no U-turn).

In addition, we are making changes which can be done without a TRO: traffic calming measures (road humps), traffic signals and pedestrian crossings and cycling facilities. To enable all these changes, the layout of the road will change, becoming wider through the junction (to allow vehicles to turn into the Soho Loop site), with the footway (pavement) moved back to accomodate this.

Bus lanes are still planned for A457 Dudley Road. We plan to deliver the bus lanes for the whole Transport Improvement Scheme in one go, so there are no bus lanes included in this consultation. The traffic signals at the Western road junction will include bus priority within the signal phasing (approaching buses will be detected and given a green phase to reduce waiting time).

Overview plan

This map has no legal status, we have created it help explain the scheme by showing all the proposals on one map.

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Waiting and loading TRO

This will mean that no waiting or loading (or parking) is allowed at any time between St Patrick’s Church and just beyond the Spring Hill canal bridge.

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Movement TRO

A new central kerb will separate vehicles travelling east and west.

This will mean that no right turn is allowed:

  • From Dudley Road into Hooper Street
  • From Hooper Street into Dudley Road
  • From the City Hospital access road into Dudley Road

U-turns will be banned on Dudley Road at the junction with Western Road and at all the ends of the new central kerb.

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Traffic calming measures

A raised table will be added on the access road to City Hospital, meaning the surface of the new zebra crossing and a future cycle crossing is level with the footway (pavement).

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Pedestrian crossings

A zebra crossing will be added on the access road to City Hospital.

The existing pedestrian crossing near St Patrick’s school will be updated to a Toucan crossing (signal-controlled crossing which can be used by pedestrians and cyclists).

Toucan crossings will be added to all arms of the junction of Dudley Road and Western Road, including the access to the new Soho Loop development.

The current pedestrian crossing at Spring Hill canal bridge will be removed (replaced by Toucan crossings at the Western Road junction).

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Cycling facilities

On the south side of Dudley Road, pedestrians and cyclists will share space.

On the north side, a segregated cycle route will be created between Western Road and the canal access point. Around the junctions on the north side, pedestrians and cyclists will share space.

A section of segregated cycle route between the hospital access road and Western Road is still proposed but, will not be delivered as part of these initial works.

Cycling facilities will be integrated with plans to make permanent the A457 cycle corridor between city centre to City Hospital.

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  • North Edgbaston
  • Soho & Jewellery Quarter


  • All residents
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations


  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Travel