A452 Chester Road Access Improvements
The A452 Chester Road in Birmingham is part of the Region's "Primary Route Network". It occupies a strategic location between M6 Junction 5, the Heartlands and Castle Vale areas (which are home to some of the major production industries of the West Midlands), the A38 and Birmingham City Centre via the A47.
Accessibility in the area has suffered due to the level of congestion which prevails at most times of the day. This creates poor access, environmental problems and a lack of reliable journey times for public transport, freight operations and private vehicle users.
The aim of the scheme is to provide an improved road layout which will help ensure reliability in traffic flow, and also improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists. Birmingham City Council is developing the scheme and has submitted a major scheme business case and design plan to the Government for approval.
Consultation Results: Following the consultation held between May and June 2011, there has been overwhelming support from local businesses and the local community for the proposed scheme.
Status: The Best and Final Funding Bid has been submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) on the 09/09/11. A response from the DfT is expected late December 2011.
The DfT will be allowing external parties to provide comments on all bids that are received for a period between the 9th September and October 14th 2011. The opportunity to comment will be open to anyone who wishes to submit a relevant comment on the proposals using the following link - firstname.lastname@example.org
Estimated Scheme Cost: £10.6 million
Start date: Summer 2013 (subject to a funding approval)
Finish date: Late 2014
If you have any further questions or should you wish to provide any comments about this project, please contact the Transportation Studies Team by calling: 0121 303 7430 or email: email@example.com.