Work begins on Solihull Gateway project today
The main works for the Solihull Gateway project begins today (2nd March) with an expected completion date in October 2015.
The Solihull Gateway project will see in the region of £2.3m of highway improvements in the Station Road and Poplar Road area of Solihull town centre.
A temporary one-way traffic flow system is being introduced for the duration of the work from today (2nd March) through to October 2015.
The one-way system will affect most of Station Road and a section of Poplar Road.
All traffic, including buses, will pass through the area in an easterly direction (towards the town centre) along Station Road towards Poplar Road.
The one way system will start after the service road access (next to Jimmy Spices) immediately after the roundabout junction at Lode Lane/Streetsbrook Road junction.
Two-way traffic will be maintained:
* Along the first part of Station Road between Lode Lane/Streetsbrook Road junction and the service road access. This will allow vehicles to enter and exit the service road to the rear of the shops/businesses on Station Road.
* Along Poplar Road from its junction with Warwick Road to the entrance of Marks & Spencer’s car park.
The works will be carried out in stages. As the works progress bus stop positions will need to change. Four stages/changes are anticipated.
During each stage of works some temporary bus stops will be provided. The temporary bus stops will be clearly identified using bus stop poles.
Information is available at: www.networkwestmidlands.com/gateway.
Pedestrian walkways will be maintained throughout the works to give access to shops, businesses and bus stops. There will be diversions for pedestrians around areas of works and safe crossing points will be provided.
During the works taxi ranks will be provided for hackney carriages/black cabs.
A rank will be provided in Station Road during the initial stage of the works which will include work in the service road on Station Road. A temporary rank will be provided outside Firkins/Nat West Bank.
As works progress the rank will be moved back to its final position in the service road outside Shimla Pinks restaurant. An additional rank will be available at the northern end of Poplar Road outside Bar Après/Zizzi’s restaurant.
A new rank is also being introduced in Mill Lane, outside Marks & Spencer’s. This rank will be in place prior to the works starting.
Read more and view Solihull Gateway plans: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/Solihullgateway