Access Update

Important traffic information

PARADISE NEW ROAD LAYOUT

Traffic has been permanently rerouted to the new road layout around Paradise

During the construction process, a new route for pedestrians and cyclists is in operation through the revamped Fletchers Walk and newly opened up Easy Row.

For those unable to use steps or the ramp leading to Broad Street by Alpha Tower, a new lift situated next to Chamberlain House at the top of Easy Row has been installed.

An additional lift for access to Birmingham Conservatoire only, is available in Fletchers Walk next to the stairway.

Please note that all the venues on Summer Row including Après, Mechu, Fleet Street Kitchen, The Shakespeare and The Coffin Works remain open throughout the works.

The final new road layout will be fully operational by summer 2017 when two lane running in and out of the city on Great Charles Street will be reinstated, together with a new pedestrian surface crossing.

Latest changes

SAND PITS INTO CITY OPENS WITH NEW ROAD LAYOUT 23RD OCTOBER 2016

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SAND PITS OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC IN AND OUT OF CITY FROM 23RD OCTOBER 2016

Pedestrian Plan

THE FOLLOWING EXISTING
CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS
WILL REMAIN IN PLACE

Sand Pits/Parade

  • Open to all traffic from 23rd October 2016.

Broad Street

  • Into and out of city traffic restrictions remain in place.
  • Vehicle access on Broad Street restricted from and to Bridge Street to buses and Hackney Carriages.

Great Charles Street

Single lane running to remain in place until summer 2017 which includes:

  • Great Charles Street northbound (out of city) from Suffolk Street Queensway/Severn Street to Newhall Street.
  • Great Charles Street southbound (into city) from Newhall Street to Paradise Street.

Summer Row

  • Open to all traffic.
  • All venues remain open.

Charlotte Street traffic flow

  • Has been reinstated running from Summer Row Towards Newhall Street from w/c 24th October 2016.

Bus Diversions

  • Routes 22, 23, 24 and 29 have diversions in place
View bus route changes

Paradise Infrastructure Works

The first phase of the transformation of Paradise at the heart of the city is well underway.

This includes the demolition of some of the existing buildings to clear the site for the new development, together with work on the new road layouts to improve connectivity and access across the city for both road users and pedestrians.

Investment in transport improvements is an essential part of Birmingham’s future growth and prosperity.

The redevelopment of Paradise will not only generate thousands of new jobs but will also help to improve access across the city for both road users and pedestrians.

Paradise is delivering:

•  New road layouts to ease traffic flow.

•  Wide, level pedestrian routes making it easier and safer to move between the Jewellery Quarter, Broad Street, Colmore Business District and the city centre.

In addition, Paradise will support proposals to extend the Metro tram network to Centenary Square and to develop the first Birmingham Sprint bus route between the city centre and Quinton.

Future Phases

The new road layout will have reduced capacity through to completion of the scheme in summer 2017 when two lane running on Great Charles Street in and out of the city will be reinstated.

This will be followed by Centro works for the Centenary Square Metro extension which are expected to complete in 2019.

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CAREFULLY CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF TRANSPORT DURING THE PARADISE WORKS

Plan your journey

Disruption/delays should be expected during the first phase of works which are scheduled for completion in summer 2017.

It is strongly recommended that alternative forms of transport should be used during the Paradise works.

Use public transport wherever possible.
Birmingham City Centre is well served by rail, bus and Metro services – for more information and journey planning advice please visit:

www.networkwestmidlands.com

Plan your journey.
If you have to travel by car and your journey would normally take you through the Paradise Circus area please consider alternative routes as your journey may be disrupted and you may face delays.

Staggered working times.
Traffic is heaviest during the morning and evening peak periods. Consider earlier or later working hours to avoid these periods.

Travel by foot/cycle.
If your journey is relatively short, consider walking or cycling.

Birmingham Connected

Paradise is part of the Birmingham Connected vision. Over the next 20 years Birmingham City Council will reinvent the way in which people and goods move across the city.

Further Information

We apologise for any inconvenience these necessary works may cause and thank you for your co-operation. If you would like any further information or to see the latest news on the works, please visit:

www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected

Ongoing updates will be posted on this website throughout the duration of the project.


Carillion

Alternatively you can contact Carillion regarding the construction works:

Email:

[email protected]

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