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Highway
Work

Winvic is progressing work on the construction of a new signal controlled access roundabout on the A38, located approximately 500m north of the existing Minworth island. Once completed the roundabout will serve as the access point to employment park for all vehicles.

Temporary overnight road closures

From 6 June 2022, Winvic will be carrying out a four-week programme of overnight work on the new roundabout on the A38, which will be the main access point into the employment park for all vehicles once completed.

This will involve completing foundations, laying the new road surface, painting road markings, and rearranging the traffic management which will remain in place until later in the summer.

The work will require temporary overnight closures on the A38 in both directions between the Minworth Island and the roundabout at junction 3 of the M6 Toll. These temporary closures will be in place during weeknights (Monday-Friday) from Monday 6 June to Friday 1 July, between the hours of 6.00pm and 6.00am.

During these closures, a diversion will be put in place along Kingsbury Road and the A446 Lichfield Road up to Bassetts Pole roundabout. Please note the road will not be closed outside of these hours or overnight at weekends.

The diversion routes will be clearly signposted and have been agreed and approved by the highways authorities at Birmingham City Council, Warwickshire County Council and National Highways.

Footbridge installation

A new footbridge over the A38 that will form a key part of the project’s sustainable transport infrastructure will also be assembled on site from June. This will provide pedestrian access to the development and will connect to over 4km of leisure paths around the site for walking and cycling once these are completed.

Up to four full weekend closures on the A38 will be required in July and August to lift the bridge into its final position and complete its installation, which will include:

  • Between 6.00pm on Friday 15 July and 6.00am on Monday 18 July
  • Between 6.00pm on Friday 22 July and 6.00am on Monday 25 July
  • Between 6.00pm on Friday 19 August and 6.00am on Monday 22 August
  • Between 6.00pm on Friday 26 August and 6.00am on Monday 29 August

The same diversion routes will be used as per the map above during these closures.

Excavations on Summer Lane

From mid-June, Winvic’s subcontractor, Pioneer Civil Engineering Ltd, will be carrying out some work along Summer Lane in Minworth. This will initially involve digging some trial pits in the road ahead of the installation of a new sewage main to connect to the Peddimore site.

This work will require the use of temporary traffic lights. No road closure will be needed and safe pedestrian and vehicular access will remain in place at all times.

We understand that any work in the highway can be frustrating and would like to thank you for your patience during these essential works. We’ll be doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that does arise from this work.

Permanent closure of Wishaw Lane

To successfully deliver the first phase of the Peddimore scheme, we have needed to permanently close or ‘stop up’ both Wishaw Lane and Peddimore Lane.

Our planning application which was granted in September 2019 demonstrated that the closure of the roads is necessary to deliver the infrastructure, strategic landscaping and development across the site. The Department for Transport (DfT) subsequently granted permission for the stopping up of the roads in 2020.

Peddimore Lane has already been closed to vehicles (with the exception of residents needing to access their properties), although remains open to pedestrians as a public right of way. A crossing point has been installed where construction traffic needs to safely cross this route.

Wishaw Lane was permanently closed in September 2021 from a point just to the north of the sports pavilion at the playing fields to where the large electricity pylon is located as the road bends to the north of the site.

This has not impacted on access to the frontages of any property along the road or land to the north, and all of the work has been carried out in line with the relevant permissions secured from Birmingham City Council and the DfT.

As a reminder, construction traffic will not be routed through the Minworth estate and deliveries will be minimised during morning and evening peak hours. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.