Roadworks planned for Cartland Road service road

Roadworks starting
in your area soon
What’s happening, where and when?
What: Carriageway Repair Patches
Where: Cartland Road Service-road,
between Cartland Rd & Lyndworth Rd
(road closure points shown overleaf in Red & works area in Blue)
When: Monday 4
th December 2023
How long: 1 Day
This is approximate as the duration can be affected by many factors.
Please scan the QR Code within this leaflet for updates and schedule.
Traffic Management: Lane Closure & Stop/Go Boards
07:30hrs to 17:00hrs
Site Safety: When safe to do so we will maintain access to your
property, but you may experience some delay for safety reasons.
Please be patient with Traffic Management Staff.
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Carriageway repairs are to take place on Cartland Road service road on Monday 4th December.

The service-road, which is located between Cartland Rd & Lyndworth Rd, is due to undergo carriageway repair patches throuought the day, between the hours of 07:30hrs to 17:00hrs. This is approximate as the duration can be affected by many factors.

Kier are issuing this notice as access may be restricted. They ask that vehicles are not parked on the road within the works area during the road closure periods. Vehicles obstructing the works may be relocated to an adjacent, or nearby street by our chosen recovery agent, with no charge.

They understand that vehicle access may be essential for some medical and personal reasons. If you need to get a vehicle to your property during these works, please ask personnel on site or call the Public Liaison Officer Syed Shah on 07594 517206. Please also contact Syed Shah if your vehicle has been removed.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Proposed traffic calming in Bournville & Cotteridge

Birmingham City Council are looking to extend the Places for People scheme across more of Bournville & Cotteridge Ward. This will make further changes to keep through traffic on the more main roads.

The proposed changes are aimed to complement the temporary measures introduced to Bournville in 2020. This was where large planters and bollards were placed on Oak Tree Lane and Franklin Road to prevent motorised vehicles from using these side streets to cut through and avoid main roads.

Whilst these proposed changes are not in Stirchley, there are several changes that may have an impact on residents, notably the one way system on Bournville side of Mary Vale Road and a shared-use path along Bournville Lane.

For more information or to view the documents relating to the proposed changes, visit the Bournville and Cotteridge Places for People page of Birmingham Be Heard. The council will also be holding drop in sessions and an online briefing, if you would like to know more / ask questions. Information on these events are also on that link.

You have until the 2nd July to make comments via the Council’s website.

Birmingham Pride 2023

A reminder that Birmingham Pride will be returning to the city centre over the weekend of Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2023.

For the Pride parade on Saturday 27 May, there will be road closures in place throughout the day, and this will affect public transport with a number of bus diversions in place. There are no train strikes scheduled for this weekend, so it may be easier to use the Cross City train line from Bournville station.

Great Birmingham Run – road closures

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.

For more information, visit the Great Run website.

Commonwealth Games marathon route in Stirchley

The Commonwealth Games Birmingham marathon takes place on Saturday 30th July and athletes will be visiting Stirchley as part of the race.

From what we can see from the website, the runners will come up Pershore Road, turning onto Ribblesdale Rd, on to Bond Street and up Bournville Lane to Linden Road. They will skirt around Stirchley on the way back, taking in Rabblebarn Rd, Warwards Lane and St Stephens Rd. However it is worth keeping an eye on the website as this route may change.

These roads will be closed to motor vehicles during that day. We understand that motorists who usually park on these roads will need to remove their cars from the roads on the route – however we are awaiting more information.

To quote the website;

“The course and associated road closures are planned through a partnership of Birmingham 2022, Birmingham City Council, Transport for West Midlands, Emergency Services, and other key agencies and organisations to design a course that delivers the requirements of the sport (it has been approved by World Athletics) and showcases the city.

“Local authorities that know the roads and the area well have provided detailed information to inform the planning process, and the course has gone through the formal Safety Advisory Group (SAG) process before receiving full approval from all partners and stakeholders.” 

To keep up to do on the marathon, visit the Commonwealth Games’ marathon website here.