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Sprint

A34 Sprint Works

Ends: 1 November 2021

Last updated: 14 June 2021

What’s happening?

Sprint is a bus priority corridor that will link Walsall with the centre of Birmingham, Solihull and Birmingham Airport - joining the A34 with the A45 to create one continuous bus route.

Sprint will bring benefits for all bus passengers: providing more reliable, regular and predictable journey times, connecting our region and protecting our environment too.

A milestone project, Sprint is being delivered by Transport for West Midlands and forms part of the region-wide ambition to improve the public transport experience.

A34 Sprint Works

On 19 April 2021, the Sprint programme will begin work along the A34, Perry Barr, in preparation for the new route.  

During these works, there will be 6 months of lane closures on the A34, in both directions, between Birmingham City Centre and the Scott Arms Junction.

Key travel advice

  • You can expect delays in the area from 19 April 2021, so plan ahead and use an alternative route where possible.
  • Allow extra time for your journey and consider walking or cycling shorter journeys if you can. Not only will you avoid congestion, it is beneficial for health and wellbeing.
  • If you use the A34 to drive into Birmingham from Walsall or M6 J7 you may want to consider using the M6 Aston Expressway to access Birmingham City Centre.
  • If you are using the 51, X51, 28, 46, 52 or 424 bus services through the area, there is no change to the route but delays may be seen, so allow extra time for your journey. 

Travel tips

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

You can expect delays in the area. so plan ahead and use an alternative route where possible.
Allow extra time for your journey. and consider walking or cycling shorter journeys if you can. Not only will you avoid congestion, it is beneficial for health and wellbeing.
If you use the A34 to drive into Birmingham from Walsall or M6 J7. you may want to consider using the M6 Aston Expressway to access Birmingham City Centre.
If you are using the 51, X51, 28, 46, 52 or 424 bus services through the area. there is no change to the route but delays may be seen, so allow extra time for your journey.