Eastside Birmingham City Centre
New Canal Street
Last updated: 9 August 2023
The Eastside of Birmingham City Centre is set to be transformed through a multimillion pound regeneration project, led by Birmingham City Council, to improve housing, office and leisure space.
With the extension of the metro line, the opening of HS2 Curzon Street Station and the introduction of new Sprint routes, the area will be one of the most connected parts of city and become a better area to live, work, study and visit.
One area of Eastside Birmingham which will be worked on is Washwood Heath where the arrival of HS2 will be ongoing over the next decade. These works include the demolition and reconstruction of both Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road overbridge, with the latter works scheduled to start from early 2024.
Whist work takes place, you may experience disruption to your journey. There will be changes to the way you travel to and from some parts of the city centre. Please plan ahead and remember to check your journey regularly.
Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.
New Canal Street
In preparation for the construction of HS2 Curzon Street station, there will be a partial closure on New Canal Street, Birmingham city centre.
New Canal Street, between Curzon Street and Fazeley Street, will be closed to all traffic, cyclists and pedestrians from 13 August 2023.
There are recommended walking and cycling diversions routes.
Maps of these routes can be found HERE
If you are travelling from Millenium Point, BCU and Eastside City Park the most direct diversion route follows the footpath around Masshouse Lane or the Clayton Hotel. Then it continues along Moor Street Queensway, around to the left to Moor Street and Park Street back on to New Canal Street.
There is also a diversion route along Curzon Street, around Curzon Circle roundabout and onto Lawley Middleway to Montague Street. You then follow Montague Street to the junction of Fazeley Street.
You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following: