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.
The team recently implemented a contraflow system using the eastern carriageway only to allow safe access to complete the western side of the roundabout.
In June this will be updated to allow traffic to use a single lane in each direction so that the remaining construction work can be finished.
The 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 before being installed and lifted into position later in the summer.
This will provide pedestrian access to the development and connect to the 4km leisure path around the site for walking and cycling once these are completed.
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.