Ashted Circus Roundabout Update

We would like to remind you that from the 15th January and though out 2018 , Birmingham City Council and McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd will be changing the Ashted Circus roundabout into a signalised cross roads junction. The existing pedestrian subways will be removed and replaced with new footways and traffic light-controlled toucan crossings at the same level as the road, enabling pedestrians and cyclists to cross the junction more safely. Works will primarily be carried out overnight, with limited activity during the daytime to minimise disruption, and the junction will remain open to traffic throughout.

Until the works are complete, diversions will be in place for pedestrians and traffic. Two temporary signalised crossing points will be in place for pedestrians - one on Dartmouth Middleway and another on Lawley Middleway. It will also be necessary to make Heneage Street and Forster Street into one-way streets, and prevent left-turning traffic exiting from them onto Dartmouth Middleway and Lawley Middleway respectively. As a result, short local diversions will be in operation during the works.

As these works are due to begin on 15th January 2018, we would be grateful if you could please communicate the above and attached information to parents/carers and your staff. In order to help reduce congestion and parking issues in the area, we would advise using public transport or walking whenever possible. Your school may already be signed up to Modeshift STARS which is a nationally accredited awards scheme that supports schools in the promotion of active and sustainable and safe travel. By promoting this message out to your school community this could achieve an initiative in your action plan. If your school is not signed up to Modeshift STARS and wishes to find out more then please drop me an email mandi.slater@birmingham.gov.uk.

A plan of how Ashted Circus will look on completion is attached. You can also find out more now and throughout the construction of the scheme at www.birmingham.gov.uk/ashted-circus. We are keen to engage with local schools as this scheme develops throughout 2018, so should you wish to engage with us or know more about our engagement ideas, please drop me an email mandi.slater@birmingham.gov.uk.

Many thanks

Mandi Slater

Senior Transportation Officer – Transportation Behaviour Change

Birmingham Connected is our vision for the future of transport in Birmingham, working towards a safer, healthier, greener city with a reliable integrated transport system which supports our growing population and economy. To find out more about the vision and get the latest information on transport projects and works affecting Birmingham please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected