Broad Street/Paradise Junction Opening Postponed

paradise-news-ikon-croppedThe junction of Broad Street and Paradise Circus will definitely NOT open on 30 October.

The lifting of restrictions is to be delayed until Metro extension works at the junction are completed. The works have been brought forward to a January start.

No new date for the junction opening has been published.

There is also no mention of whether the buses, currently diverted through the Jewellery Quarter and along Sheepcote Street to Broad Street, will be affected.

Below is an email from Birmingham Connected and distributed widely which explains the postponement.

Article by Geoff Caine

From: Birmingham Connected
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 11:31 AM
To: Birmingham Connected

Subject: Birmingham Connected update – Broad Street traffic restrictions remain

Dear Colleague,
Paradise Road Layout

Sand Pits/Parade are now fully open and traffic flow on Charlotte Street has returned to its original direction (Summer Row to Newhall Street).

Contrary to last week’s messages, traffic restrictions on Broad Street will now NOT be lifted: between Bridge Street and Paradise Circus Queensway the road will be open to buses, taxis and cyclists only in both directions. This is due to utility works for the Metro extension being brought forward to January, and to improve safety for pedestrians visiting the Christmas attractions in Centenary Square. Bus route diversions are expected to remain in place until further notice. Councillor Stacey, Cabinet Member for Roads and Transport has issued a statement on this change.

All other transport works updates are unchanged from last week’s email.

More details are available at

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You can also earn rewards for walking, cycling or using public transport by using the BetterPoints rewards app – it’s free and easy to join. Go to for more information.

If you are able to pass this information on to colleagues via email or social media, this is appreciated.

With Best Wishes,
The Birmingham Connected Team

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