Birmingham City Council ponders speed camera removal

Average speed cameras on Birmingham’s roads could be taken down as Birmingham City Council looks to save money. The cameras, that have caught thousands of speeding drivers over the years, could be removed from some spots in Birmingham, says It is one of the options being looked at for the future of average speed cameras in the […]

Costs “to soar” after funding axed for Kier road project in Birmingham

Local government commissioners have warned that the government’s withdrawal of funding for a £600m PFI highways contract, won by Kier, is likely to damage a bankrupt council’s ability to turn its finances around. On 30 November, the Department for Transport confirmed it was ending its funding support for the project to maintain Birmingham’s roads, without […]

Mott MacDonald opens new office in Birmingham

Engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has moved to a new larger office in Birmingham having more than doubled its staff over the last five years to reach 550 people, with the office having space for up 700 people. With continued growth forecasted, the move cements the consultancy’s commitment to clients and projects across […]

VolkerFitzpatrick awarded £59 million contract to upgrade the Tame Valley Viaduct

VolkerFitzpatrick has won a £59 million contract from Birmingham City Council to provide strengthening and refurbishment works to the A38(M) Tame Valley Viaduct, which currently carries around 80,000 vehicles a day and links the M6 to the city centre. Built in the early 1970s, the 620m long composite viaduct, which forms the northern end of […]

Birmingham looks to cut rat running to reduce car use

People in Birmingham are being consulted on plans to separate the city into segments which are split from each other except for the main ring road. The council thinks it’ll improve air quality and help achieve carbon targets. The scheme will see the city centre divided into a number of segments, each accessible from the […]

Birmingham Clean Air Zone enters operation

Birmingham City Council’s new Clean Air Zone is now being enforced. Siemens Mobility Limited designed and installed the scheme, which has the company’s Sicore II automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera at its heart. The solution covers the area within Birmingham’s A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself) and has been designed to encourage the […]

AA warns of Birmingham CAZ confusion

The AA is warning that there could be extra minor shunts in Birmingham if drivers try to take last-minute detours to avoid the city’s new £8 charge for entering its clean air zone. Birmingham Live reports that it has counted 40 different signs in the run-up to the zone as you drive from the busy […]


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