Roadworks Sign
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Longbridge Lane is to remain closed for resurfacing works starting Thursday. The works could take up to five days, meaning that the route could see another seven days of closure in total.

The road is currently closed between Groveley Lane and Alvechurch Road. Following a spate of accidents, police and Amey engineers were forced to close the road on Sunday evening due to an unsafe surface.

Now, letters posted to residents in the area by Amey, contractors for Birmingham City Council, says that the closure could stay in place for up to five days.

The letter states that resurfacing works, which were scheduled for a later date, will commence this Thursday 27th September. Contractors will work through the night from 7pm until 6am until the work is completed.

A meeting between residents and police and Amey representatives originally planned for today, will now take place tomorrow.

We will bring you further updates as we get them.

Thanks to Julie Merrick Hancock, Nadine Needs and other local residents for keeping us up to date


  1. For crying out loud. Yesterday was horrendous, but this morning wasn’t much better. At 0745 queues were already forming down Cofton Road towards West Heath island and backing up onto Longbridge Lane. Seven days to resurface a road that busy? Give me a shovel, I’ll do it meself.

  2. And the next spate of accidents will be in the service road on Alvechurch Road as the mindless idiots using it to dodge the traffic queue think they’ve discovered a new race track.


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