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A45 construction updates

We are pleased to have entered the main construction stage for Sprint, delivering the infrastructure needed for bus priority on the A34/45 route in time for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

For information on roadworks & disruption, please visit the major roadworks and events section of our website.

Our delivery partner, Morgan Sindall has began work on the A45 Sprint route, with work currently taking place along the Small Heath Highway in Birmingham. A mass barrier has been installed along the A45 to safely deliver the installation of new bus lanes.

Works along the A45

Bordesley Circus to Poet's Corner

Between January and November 2021:

  • Road widening for new bus lanes in both directions.

Poet's Corner to Heybarnes Circus

Between January and December 2021:

  • Road widening for new bus lanes in both directions.
  • Two new bus shelters installed.
  • Utility diversions, for example communications cabling, may be required in advance of this work.

Heybarnes Circus to Swan Shopping Centre

Between January and July 2021:

  • New bus lanes in both directions.
  • Three shelters upgraded with some shelters relocated.

Brays Road to The Wheatsheaf

Between April and December 2021:

  • Seven shelters upgraded with some shelters relocated.

The Wheatsheaf to Solihull

Between August 2021 and February 2022:

  • 19 shelters upgraded with some shelters relocated.

Bus Shelter Installation

95 distinct and high-quality bus shelters will be installed along the Sprint corridor, providing easily accessible and enhanced waiting facilities for passengers.

The new shelters will be larger and modern compared to current bus shelters. They will have seating, real-time passenger information, and CCTV cameras to improve safety at the stops and surrounding areas.

Our prototype shelter can be found at the Coventry Rd/Kings Rd stop on the A45 in Hay Mills.

Utilities work for new shelter installation is currently taking place along stops on the A34. The work is carried out in three phases beginning with the removal of the existing shelter.

Utilities – such as communications cabling will either be relocated or replaced followed by a temporary reinstatement of the footway and shelter area. The new shelter will then be installed at a later date as part of other works in the area.

Due to the sequencing of the works, there may be some time between the existing shelter being removed, the bus stop upgrade taking place and the new shelter being installed.

The time between these activities will be kept to a minimum where possible to reduce any disruption. Residents living near bus shelters will be notified of any shelter works outside of their properties.