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A34 construction updates

We are pleased to have entered the main construction stage for Sprint, delivering the infrastructure needed for bus priority on the A34/A45 route in time for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The Sprint works require lane closures in each direction along parts of the A34 for up to six months with traffic management in place.

We will notify residents in advance of any specific work being carried out near to properties. Our public liaison officers will work closely with affected residents to ensure that access to properties and businesses is always maintained.

For information on roadworks & disruption, please visit the major roadworks and events section of our website.

Works along the A34

Scott Arms Junction to Tame Valley Canal

  • A new bus lane is being introduced between Booths Farms Road and Beeches Road towards Birmingham.
  • A new bus lane will be introduced between Tame Valley Canal and Beeches Road towards Walsall, and an extended bus lane will be introduced between Booths Farm Road and the Scott Arms junction.
  • There will also be an extended right turn at Scott Arms junction.
  • Ten enhanced bus shelters will be installed with some shelters relocated.

Tame Valley Canal to Perry Barr Station

  • A new peak-time bus lane is being introduced from Church Road to Aldridge Road towards Birmingham.
  • The existing bus lane is being extended between the Tennis Court bus stop and Rocky Lane towards Walsall.
  • Eight enhanced bus shelters will be installed with some shelters relocated.

Birmingham City Council are also delivering a highways improvement scheme in Perry Barr.

Perry Barr Station to Aston Six Ways

  • Customer parking is being amended between Trinity Road and Arden Road.
  • A new offside bus lane is being introduced on the approach to Six Ways Island.
  • Six enhanced shelters will be installed with some shelters relocated.

Aston Six Ways to Moor Street Queensway

  • The underpass at Lancaster Circus towards Walsall will become bus-only with the left turn into Newbury Road prohibited.
  • A new bus lane is being introduced from Pritchett Street to Coleshill Street towards Birmingham, alongside changes to Lancaster Circus.
  • Ten enhanced shelters will be installed with some shelters relocated.

Bus Shelter Installation

95 distinct and high-quality bus shelters will be installed along the Sprint corridor, providing easily accessible and enhanced waiting facilities for passengers.

The new shelters will be larger and modern compared to current bus shelters. They will have seating, real-time passenger information, and CCTV cameras to improve safety at the stops and surrounding areas.

Our prototype shelter can be found at the Coventry Rd/Kings Rd stop on the A45 in Hay Mills.

Utilities work for new shelter installation is currently taking place along stops on the A34. The work is carried out in three phases beginning with the removal of the existing shelter.

Utilities – such as communications cabling will either be relocated or replaced followed by a temporary reinstatement of the footway and shelter area. The new shelter will then be installed at a later date as part of other works in the area.

Due to the sequencing of the works, there may be some time between the existing shelter being removed, the bus stop upgrade taking place and the new shelter being installed.

The time between these activities will be kept to a minimum where possible to reduce any disruption. Residents living near bus shelters will be notified of any shelter works outside of their properties.