Dudley Road Transport Improvements

Closes 15 Dec 2020

Opened 17 Nov 2020

Overview

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.

We are therefore planning to improve the A457 Dudley Road to:

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

This is a revised scheme for the Dudley Road, following public feedback, and supports the principles set out in the Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan.

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.

What are we proposing?

The A457 Dudley Road Improvement Scheme includes upgraded junctions, new bus lanes, new segregated cycle routes, widened footways and a new footbridge alongside Spring Hill Canal Bridge.

To help explain the scheme, we have divided it into five zones, with details below. If you prefer, you can also download the complete set of plans as a single PDF and the written description of the changes as a PDF.

Zone A – Shenstone Road to Bellefield Road

Changes to parking and waiting restrictions to allow short stay parking (one hour, no return within one hour) between 7am and 1pm on the south side and between 1pm and 7pm on the north side. Parking is unrestricted between 7pm and 7am.

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Zone B – Bellefield Road to Northbrook Street, incorporating Winson Green Road and Heath Street to the north

New segregated, two way cycle routes on Winson Green Road and Heath Street. New two-way cycle route on Dudley Road (some fully segregated, some shared space with pedestrians.

Improvements to the signalised junction of Winson Green Road and Heath Street, including upgrade to Toucan crossings (for pedestrians and cyclists).

Improvements to the signalised junction of Dudley Road, Winson Green Road and Icknield Port Road, including upgrade to Toucan crossings (for pedestrians and cyclists).

Improvements to the signalised junction of Dudley Road and Heath Street.

Closure of vehicle access to Northbrook Street from Dudley Road. Access maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.

New inbound (towards city centre) bus lane on Dudley Road, operational between 7am and 1pm.

Changes to parking and waiting restrictions to allow short stay parking (one hour, no return within one hour) between 7am and 1pm on the south side and between 1pm and 7pm on the north side. Parking is unrestricted between 7pm and 7am.

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Zone C – Northbrook Street to Spring Hill bridge

New segregated, two way cycle route on Dudley Road.

New bus lanes on Dudley Road. Inbound (towards city centre) direction operational between 7am and 1pm. Outbound (away from city centre) direction operational between 1pm and 7pm.

Upgraded crossing outside St Patrick’s school to Toucan crossing (for pedestrians and cyclists).

Improvements to the signalised junction of Dudley Road, Western Road and the entrance to the Soho Loop development, including upgrade to Toucan crossings (for pedestrians and cyclists).

New pedestrian and cycle bridge over the canal alongside the existing Spring Hill bridge.

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Zone D – Spring Hill bridge to Spring Hill roundabout

New segregated, two way cycle routes on both sides Spring Hill. Very short new section of segregated, two way cycle route to link Ellen Street and Hingeston Street.

New bus lanes on Spring Hill. Inbound (towards city centre) direction operational between 7am and 1pm. Outbound (away from city centre) direction operational between 1pm and 7pm.

Upgraded crossing between Steward Street and George Street West to Toucan crossing (for pedestrians and cyclists).

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Zone E – Barford Road estate

Closure of vehicle access to Northbrook Street from Dudley Road. Modal filter on Northbrook Street north of Coplow Street, meaning motorised vehicles cannot drive through. Junction of Barford Road and Northbrook Street opened to vehicles. Full access maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.

Raised road surface at key junctions to slow vehicles down as they approach.

New Toucan crossing (for pedestrians and cyclists) on Barford Road near Barford Primary School.

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Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Dudley Road online briefing event

    From 2 Dec 2020 at 17:00 to 2 Dec 2020 at 18:00

    A live online briefing session about the proposals. A recording of the meeting will also be available afterwards. If you would like to attend the briefing live or receive details of the recording, please email dudleyroad@birmingham.gov.uk before Tuesday 1 December.

Areas

  • LADYWOOD
  • North Edgbaston
  • Soho & Jewellery Quarter

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Travel