Broad Street To Close In To City

At yesterday’s Transport Scrutiny Committee I managed to prise out the information (which was not prominent in the presentation) that during the six weeks the tunnels are closed for major works (mid July to Sept 2nd) the top of Broad Street will also be closed to in to city traffic.

This is a major route in to town for people travelling into the city from the West – from places such as Halesowen, Bearwood, Quinton, Harborne and Edgbaston, but information about this major closure has been sadly lacking from Birmingham’s Labour Councillors.

Indeed when the matter was raised on Radio WM this morning, the Labour Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward had to admit he didn’t know about it.  Which does rather look like incompetence by the Labour administration.

You can hear the whole interview with me and Cllr Ward on the Radio WM website (listen again section, Nick Conrad’s show Saturday morning). The interview stretches from approximately 10.50 to 11.10 with a break for the 11.00am news. The story can also be seen on the Birmingham Mail website.

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