Transport for West Midlands, Birmingham City Council and Midland Metro Alliance are working together to limit the use of Sheepcote Street by cars. This will lead to a slightly more tortuous approach to KEW Phase 1.
New proposals published in the Birmingham Connected March 2018 Update shows that:
- it will no longer be possible to drive down to the min roundabout access to KEW Phase 1 car park from Saint Vincent Street West
- it will not be possible to drive down Grosvenor Street West from Ryland Street to reach Sheepcote Street (this access route was previously proposed).
So, to get to KEW Phase 1 from the north, that is from the city centre or Spring Hill one will need to drive round Ryland Street into Broad Street and turn into Sheepcote Street. This is not a great detour and should be relatively quick providing Broad Street retains its Granville Street limit to city bound traffic introduced at the end of January.
Broad Street and surrounding roads are in a state of flux due to ever changing road works for the Metro extension. If Broad Street were to be closed from Five Ways to Sheepcote Street then a further detour would be necessary in order to reach Sheepcote Street.
There are likely to be some challenging times until the Metro works are completed.
Also proposed is a protected parking lane outside the front of KEW Phase 1.
The map below show the latest proposals.
To see more detail on this and other transport topics Click/tap to link over to BrumCityCentre.com to view my article on the Birmingham Connected March 2018 Update.
The details are in the section Road improvement consultations.
You can submit your views on these proposals in an Online Survey.
Click/Tap on map below to give enlarged view, and thus enable the tiny annotation boxes to be seen.
Article by Geoff Caine Photography