Road changes at Cotteridge island

I'd like to understand the reason for the major road works along the Pershore Road, especially near Cotteridge island.  Also, what amount of money (and how much council money) has this cost?

 

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Most of the local traders seem to think the changes are narrowing the roadway and causing congestion.  Certainly at the moment the queues are huge, but that may be the roadworks too.

I don't really see why the change was needed and, at a time of huge cuts, it seems an odd way to spend money!

by Brummie38 on January 22, 2015 at 09:40PM

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  • Posted by steve January 23, 2015 at 08:13

    Why are the council hell bent on bottle necking traffic by making road alterations which in turn will cause more standing slow moving traffic added journey times, which will equate to far more pollution. This is not good for the health of Birmingham and those already with health issues.
  • Posted by djb January 25, 2015 at 11:27

    Changes to Watford Road Cotteridge not too bad for traffic as these areas were often 1 lane due to parked vehicles. Zebra crossing is now more dangerous for pedestrians as traffic does not stop as quickly, appears driver vision is restricted. The most significant change is outside fire station where road is now one lane only. This has caused considerable traffic delays on all roads leading through Cotteridge, Watford Road often now has traffic back past Franklin Road at all times of the day. I can see problems arising for emergency vehicles as this is a main route for them and at points vehicles can no longer pull over to make way. New refuge on Pershore Road has already been "redone" within days of being completed!
  • Posted by NoelGr February 04, 2015 at 18:20

    The island and the narrowing to one lane outside cotteridge fire station is totally bonkers.

    As soon as the lights at the station are pressed there is not enouugh room for the cars to filter through.

    Instantly this is creating a huge backlog and traffic is backing up to barmy levels all around, especially from what i see Middleton Hall Road, where it is often past Selly oak Road now.

    What possible reason can there be for this, Cotteridge was not exactly a speed trap anyhow.
  • Posted by NoelGr February 26, 2015 at 18:41

    The political games been played are disgusting, Albert Bore will be able to talk about how the nasty tories have taken the money from us making us close the library, not a word will be mentioned about the money wasted destroying the road network or the money we have for half baked statues outside the closed libary.

    Where was the mandate from the local people to destroy our local business's and home lives
  • Posted by Glennmolloy March 20, 2015 at 13:57

    I live in Lindsworth rd I have lived here for over forty years and never had problems with traffic jams but now is sit in al line of cars trying to get on to main road I have chest problems I was sat in a jam going to the green and the fumes from the car in front could have killed a healthy person never mind someone with chest problems all road works in cotteridge and kings Norton
    Never needed to be changed all you have done should be put back to the way it has been for years hope your proud of the mess you have made and God help the fire service ambulance and police force they have no chance of getting through to help any body who ever give it the go ahead should be sacked hope your proud of the cock up you have made
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