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Sprint

A45 Works

Ends: Ongoing

Last updated: 20 July 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.

A45 Works

Lane closures in place from Swan Island to Heybarnes Circus for resurfacing works:

  • Monday 19 July to Monday 16 August from 8am to 6am for 14 nights (inbound only) from:

There will then be full closure maintained during the evening from 8pm - 6pm. 

The following junctions will be under traffic management at night for the duration of the resurfacing works:

  • Broadyates road
  • Forest road
  • Brickfield road
  • Redhill road
  • Kings road 
  • Ada road

Clearly signposted diversion routes will be in place. Access to Ada road will be maintained at all times.

Full night closure from Bordsley Circus to Poets Corner for drainage works from:

  • Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July from 8pm to 6am.

Full closure Lane closure from from Heybarnes Circus to Swan Island (outbound) towards Birmingham airport from:

  • Monday 26 July – Monday 30  August 2021.

There will be one lane open during the day 6am – 8pm and a full closure in the evening 8pm – 6am.

The following junctions will be under traffic management at night for the duration of the resurfacings works:

  • Henry Road
  • Howard Road
  • Holder Road
  • Kathlen Road
  • Geraldine Road
  • Flora Road
  • Gladys Road
  • Deakins Road
  • Berkeley Road
  • Shipway Road

Clearly signposted diversion routes will be in place.

Full night closures in place from Poets Corner to Heybarnes Circus for drainage works from:

  • Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August from 8pm to 6am  

Full night closure  in place at  Energy Way Junction 

  • Thursday 5 August to Friday 6 August from 8pm to 6am 

Full night closure of Coventry Road towards Birmingham City Centre (inbound) for the removal of traffic management measures from:

  • Saturday 18 August to Sunday 19 August from 8pm to 6am. 

Travel tips

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

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.
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.
Use a different route. If you do have to use the car, check your route before you leave. Google Maps or a Sat-Nav with live traffic updates will help you pick the least congested route each time.