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Sprint

A45 Works

Ends: Ongoing

Last updated: 14 October 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

Swan Island to Heybarnes Circus inbound:

  • Loop cutting and surfacing works from Wednesday 6 October and Thursday 7 October. There will be a full closure from 8pm to 6am. 

Heybarnes Circus to Poets corner inbound and outbound:

  • Full closure from 8pm - 6am from:
    • Monday 25 October to Tuesday 30 November

Swan Island slip road to Lily Road outbound:

  • Barrier installation from Monday 18 October. There will be a full closure from 8pm to 6am. 

Gilberston Avenue to Swan Island inbound:

  • Widening works for barrier installation from Monday 27 September 2021 to Wednesday 9 February 2022. Lane two will be closed for the duration of works.

The following bus stops will be closed with a temporary bus stop in place:

  • Sunnymead (Outbound) from Monday 21 September to Friday 10 December 
  • Swan Island (Inbound) from Monday 27 September to Friday 10 December 
  • Swan Island (Outbound) from Monday 27 September to Monday 20 December 
  • Brays (Outbound) from Tuesday 12 October to Monday 3 January
  • Lyndon (Inbound) from Monday 25 October to Monday 24 January
  • Sunnymead (Inbound) from Monday 6 December to Monday 31 January

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.