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Iron Lane Local Pinch Points bid

An application for Local Pinch Point funding has been made to the Department for Transport which seeks to relieve congestion and improve access at the Iron Lane / Station Road / Flaxley Road junction. This junction is located on the Outer Ring Road, A4040, and forms part of Birmingham’s Strategic Highway Network.

The junction consists of a part-signalised gyratory with accesses to the Stechford Retail Park, other employment sites and residential properties within the area. In addition, the junction forms part of one of the few locations within the wider area where the highway crosses the Cole Valley. This has the effect of channelling a significant volume of northbound and southbound traffic on the A4040 through the junction. As a result of this it is congested regularly throughout the day, particularly at peak periods and on Saturdays as a result of trips made to the adjoining retail park.

The Local Pinch Points bid proposes to remove the gyratory and replace it with a new traffic roundabout, with another roundabout being implemented to provide access into the retail park on Flaxley Road. Enhanced pedestrian facilities would also be provided.

This improvement scheme would reduce the congestion levels within the area, improve safety for road users and pedestrians and help accommodate development growth within this area of Stechford.


If you have any further questions or should you wish to provide any comments about this project, please contact the Phil Edwards by calling: 0121 303 7409 or emailing: transportpolicy@birmingham.gov.uk.