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  • Sutton Coldfield set for Improvement Works

    Posted On 2 Apr 2014 by Sutton BID

    Posted In Transport, News

    Tagged Road Works, Disruption

    A number of resurfacing schemes which will see carriageways improved across Sutton Coldfield are set to take place over the coming months.
    Amey, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, is currently delivering a five year programme of improvements to the city’s roads. The infrastructure will then be maintained at this improved standard until 2035.
    Upcoming schemes in Sutton include Chester Road, Monmouth Drive, Hollyfield Road, Webster Way, Lichfield Road, Blackberry Lane, Carhampton Road, Whitehouse Crescent, Edge Hill Road, Butlers Lane, Birmingham Road, Trinity Road, Boldmere Road and Walmley Ash Road.
    Carriageway resurfacing schemes will take between one and four weeks depending on the location, with the majority of works being carried out at night to minimise disruption to traffic.
    The works have been scheduled as part of an annual plan which outlines the improvements and repairs to be prioritised by need including street lighting upgrades, carriageway resurfacing and footway works.
    The coordinated plan, which also aims to programme works efficiently and takes into account other works on the road network, is reviewed each year as circumstances change, for example, if a certain road deteriorates quicker than expected.
    Residents and businesses will be informed of any works that may affect them and signed diversions will be in place for motorists.
    Cllr Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs and Skills at Birmingham City Council, who is responsible for Highways, said:
    “These are vital upgrades to the city’s roads that will benefit the area, making roads safer and ensuring they are fit for the future.
    We would like to thank the people of Sutton for their patience and understanding while these improvements are made. I am sure they will see the benefit of this important work.”
    Eddie Fellows, Network Manager for Amey, said:
    “These works have been co-ordinated to ensure we can do the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
    We will do everything we can to inform residents and businesses affected in advance and minimise disruption while these improvement works are carried out.”
    The carriageway works, as well as the bridge strengthening scheme on Lower Queen Street, have been programmed so roads can be fully reopened in time for the summer closures of the A38 tunnels in Birmingham City Centre.
    Anyone with queries about works near them can call the Highways Service on:
    0121 303 6644.
    Upcoming scheme information:
    Chester Road North from Sutton Oak Rd to Queslett Rd East    29/03/2014    Approx 5 days, Night working from 8pm – 6am
    Monmouth Drive from Chester Road North to Stonehouse Lane    29/03/2014    Approx 5 days, Restricted daytime working from 9.30am – 4pm
    Hollyfield Road from Rectory Road to Reddicap Heath Road and south carriageway from Reddicap Heath Road to Walmley Road    03/04/2014    Approx 5 days, night working from 8pm – 6am
    Monmouth Drive roundabout at Stonehouse Road    05/04/2014    Approx 5 days, Restricted daytime working from 9.30am – 4pm
    Webster Way from Fox Hollies Road to Walmley Ash Road    07/04/2014    Approx 5 days, Restricted daytime working from 9.30am – 4pm
    Lichfield Road from Belwell Lane to Four Oaks Road including roundabout at Belwell Lane    22/04/2014    Approx 5 days, night working from 8pm – 6am
    Lichfield Road from Four Oaks Road to Little Sutton Lane    27/04/2014    Approx 5 days, night working from 8pm – 6am
    Blackberry Lane from Four Oaks Common Road to Clarence Road    28/04/2014    Approx 5 days, daytime working from 8am to 6pm
    Chester Road from College Road to Court Lane and from Court Lane to Gravelly Lane    28/04/2014    Approx two weeks, night working from 8pm – 6am
    Carhampton Road from rectory road upto and including the roundabout    05/05/2014    Approx three weeks, daytime working from 8am -6pm
    Whitehouse Crescent to Barnard Road    06/05/2014    Approx 5 days, daytime working from 8am – 6pm
    Edge Hill Road from Walsall Road to Blackberry Lane    12/05/2014    Approx 5 days, daytime working frim 8am – 6pm
    Butlers Lane from Hill Village Road to Lichfield Road    12/05/2014    Approx 5 days, daytime working frim 8am – 6pm
    Birmingham Road from and including roundabout at Queen Street and Parade to Holland Road, from Driffold to Jockey Road and from Jockey Road to Wylde Green Road    12/05/2014    Approx three weeks, carried out in phases, nightime working from 8pm – 6am
    Trinity Road from Dower Road (N) to Dower Road (s)    12/05/2014    Approx 5 days, daytime working 8am – 6pm
    Boldmere Road from Jockey Road junction to Highbridge Road    19/05/2014    Approx 5 days, night time working from 8pm – 6am
    Walmley Ash Road roundabout at Webster Way    19/05/2014    Approx 5 days, night time working from 8pm – 6am
    Walmley Ash Road from Kingsbury road to Forge Lane    09/06/2014    Approx 5 days, night time working from 8pm – 6am  
    NB: Programmed works including start dates and durations may be subject to change, for example in incidents of bad weather or emergency road closures that affect the network.

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