Whilst the Great Birmingham Run, which takes place on Sunday 7th May, does not pass through Stirchley this year, there will be some road closures that may affect residents moving around the city.
The Great Birmingham Run starts on Broad Street and finishes in Smithfield. The route will visit new parts of the city like Jewellery Quarter and West Side before heading south back out towards Selly Park via Pershore Road, returning through Cannon Hill Park and Edgbaston Cricket Ground and into the finish within Smithfield.
Pershore Road (South of Edgbaston Cricket Ground) to Dog Pool Lane will be closed from 04:00 15:30. The Pershore Road south of the cricket ground and Belgrave Middleway will be closed from 06:00 until 15:30. There are some other more local roads that will be closed in Selly Park, including Kensington Road and Selly Park Road that will be closed between 08:00 and 15:00.
Cannon Hill Park will also be closed between 06:00 and 15:00.
Bus routes into/out of town from Stirchley will be affected, including the 35, 45 and 47 routes. Transport for West Midlands have advised there will be messaging in place at each suspended stop to direct bus users to the alternative temporary stops.
Transport for West Midlands have announced a number of changes to bus services across the West Midlands.
Routes that were ‘at risk’ of being withdrawn or changed were announced in October and TfWM have been working to find funding for as many of these routes as possible. Whilst none of the services affected serve Stirchley, there are a number of routes that operate nearby and may be of interest to residents. The full update on January bus service changes can be found here.
Amended routes include;
10S – Ridgacre to Selly Oak: will be renumbered 55 and will extend to Longbridge with a new timetable, run by Kev’s Coaches.
38 – Northfield to Selly Oak: will be renumbered 55 and will extend to Ridgacre via Harborne.
42 – Hollymoor Way to West Heath: will be renumbered 55 and will extend to Ridgacre via Harborne.
National Express West Midlands, who operate the numbers 45 and 47 buses that service Stirchley into Birmingham city centre, have advised that there are some changes to the bus stop location in the city centre.
45 & 47 – The route in Birmingham city centre will change. Buses will no longer serve Carrs Lane, High Street or Albert Street. Instead, buses will run along Moor Street Queensway and Priory Queensway, turning around at Old Square and returning along Priory Queensway and Moor Street Queensway.
Stop BS16 on High Street (outside Boots) will no longer be served. Buses will instead terminate on Priory Queensway at stop BS9. Buses will also stop on Moor Street Queensway at stop MS8 (towards Birmingham) and at stop MS16 (on journeys from Birmingham).