Highway Improvement Scheme at Pershore Road / Priory Road / Edgbaston Road Junction

Closed 9 Nov 2018

Opened 15 Oct 2018


We are planning to improvement the safety and efficiency of the junction of Pershore Road, Priory Road and Edgbaston Road, and to provide a cycle route between the new A38 Bristol Road cycle route and the National Cycle Network Route 5 at Cannon Hill Park.

Improving the junction of Pershore Road/Priory Road/Edgbaston Road

This junction currently provides access to residential areas in Edgbaston and Balsall Heath. Major employers and trip attractors in the area include: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Aldi, BMI Priory Hospital and Cannon Hill Park.

There are currently no formal controlled facilities to assist either pedestrians or cyclists when crossing the junction. Operation of the junction could be more efficient, and accessibility for public transport is poor.

Measures proposed (shown on plan 1) include:

  • Crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on all arms of the junction.
  • Widening the carriageway on Priory Road and Edgbaston Road to allow for pedestrian crossing facilities and to introduce a second right turn lane from Edgbaston Road to Pershore Road.
  • Widening the cycle feeder lane on the northbound (towards city centre) Pershore Road approach to the junction.

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Linking the A38 cycle route and NCN Route 5 at Cannon Hill Park

NCN Route 5 is a well-established cycling and walking route, and is popular with both commuters and leisure users. The new Birmingham Cycle Revolution city centre to Selly Oak route along the A38, Bristol Road, is due to open in early 2019 and we hope to see good levels of cycling here too.

This scheme will link the two routes, contributing to a joined up cycling network.

Measures proposed (shown on plans 1 to 3) include:

  • A new segregated two way cycle track along Priory Road and Edgbaston Road.
  • Controlled crossing for cyclists at Edgbaston Road signals adjacent to Edgbaston cricket ground.
  • Improved traffic signing, road markings and street lighting along the route.
  • Landscaping proposals including the planting of trees along the corridor.

The section of cycle route on the north side of Priory Road, between A38 Bristol Road and A441 Pershore Road is subject to the successful acquisition of a small section of third party private land.

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Have your say

We would like to know what you think about the proposal. Click on the link below to give us your views. Or visit our exhibition at Cannon Hill Park inside the MAC (details below).

These are preliminary proposals and may be subject to change depending on responses received to this consultation. Subject to final approval it is anticipated that work will begin in spring 2019.

To ensure that these measures are made known to everyone who may be interested in them, i.e. landlords, owners, freeholders etc., please bring this consultation to the attention of any persons involved in your property.

Please note: the text and plans on this webpage have changed since the start of the consultation to try to better explain the proposals. The proposals themselves have not changed. The original text and plans can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.



  • Balsall Heath West


  • All residents
  • Disabled people
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
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