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Perry Barr Regeneration

Birchfield Island Area

Ends: 19 July 2021

Last updated: 9 July 2021

What’s happening?

£700m is set to be invested in the regeneration of Perry Barr between now and 2031, helping to create a place that is fit for the future, safe, green and connected. The investment will bring about positive change, improving the quality of life for those that live in Perry Barr – and creating new opportunities now and for generations to come.

A lot of the construction activity will take place between now and 2022, which will affect journeys between Walsall and Birmingham and around Perry Barr.

The plans include:

  • A34 Highways Improvement Scheme 
  • Construction of a new bus rapid transit route; Sprint 
  • Improvements to Perry Barr Interchange
  • Redevelopment of Alexander Stadium
  • Construction of Perry Barr Village

Birchfield Island Area

From Friday 16 July to Monday 19 July work will take place to install concrete beams for a new bridge being built within the Birchfield Island area.

To install the beams safely, the A34 will be closed with the underpass in both directions and parts of the Birchfield Roundabout being closed.

Closures will be in place from 7pm on Friday 16 July until 6am on Monday 19 July

This will affect traffic on Aston Lane, Wellington Road and the A34.

Signed diversion routes will be in place to help traffic navigate around the area.

Please check back for further information.

Where's it happening?

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.
Could you change the time of your journey?. Avoid travelling during peak times wherever possible. Plan ahead, check timetables or apps and leave more time for your journey as services will be busier.