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.
A38 lane closures
With the necessary traffic management now in place, the A38 has been reduced to a single lane (using just the outside lanes) for a 1,200-1,600-metre section of the road to the north of the Minworth island where the new roundabout is being constructed.
This arrangement will be in place for up to 18 weeks, after which we will switch to using the inside lanes for a further 10 week period. The new roundabout is expected to be open to traffic in spring 2022.
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 from 20 September 2021
To successfully deliver the first phase of the Peddimore scheme, we will need 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 last year.
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 will be permanently closed from week commencing 20 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 will not have an impact on access to the frontages of any property along the road or land to the north, and all of the work is being carried out in line with the relevant permissions secured from Birmingham City Council and the DfT.
Please note that this closure is taking place two weeks later than initially advertised, we apologise for any inconvenience.
Once the road has been closed, earthwork excavations to prepare the development’s main building plots and site infrastructure will then begin on the eastern side of Wishaw Lane.
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.