A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) was introduced in September 2015 that prohibited motorised vehicles from accessing Hurst Street between Thorp Street and Smallbrook Queensway. The TTRO was introduced to reduce traffic flows around the Hill Street area, with the intention of moving towards a permanent restriction of motorised vehicles on Ladywell Walk, between Wrottesley Street and Thorp Street, to allow the creation a new public square in the near future. The TTRO has enabled the effect of this closure to be assessed and feedback received from local businesses and road users has been used to develop the proposed permanent closure.
The proposals are shown on enclosed drawing CA-02865_S1_001. The works will deliver the highway alterations to enable the public square works by permanently removing through traffic from Ladywell Walk and Hurst Street. The proposals also ensure that the access needs of local businesses and other road users. The main elements of the scheme are:
Permanently restricting through traffic on Ladywell Walk, between Wrottesley Street and Thorp Street to create a pedestrian / cycle zone that will become the public square
Converting Dudley Street to two way traffic between Edgbaston Street and Ladywell Walk to provide access to Edgbaston Street Car Park and Edgbaston Street for loading purposes.
Reversing the one way flow on Thorp Street to form an access loop via Thorp Street / Hurst Street / Smallbrook Queensway and Bristol Street for taxi and loading purposes
Relocating six parking bays from Ladywell Walk to Dudley Street as well as the relocation of loading and taxi bays
Improving cycle and pedestrian accessibility by providing improved facilities and reducing motorised vehicles in the area
Subject to all necessary approvals, the highway works described above would be implemented in summer 2017 and to facilitate construction, the existing TTRO will remain until the permanent restrictions are in place. The actual public realm improvements are currently planned to be delivered in spring 2018. The details of the public realm improvements will be consulted on separately.
The Council would like to hear your views on these proposals. If you wish to comment please e-mail email@example.com or complete the online survey by no later than 10th February 2017.
Following consultation feedback, the scheme details could change which may affect you. It is not always viable to consult on any further changes arising from this consultation. However any changes made to the proposals will be posted on this website.