What's Happening And When?

All the traffic and travel information you need when commuting in Birmingham around the Paradise Circus development.

We will update this page throughout the development

In Place Now 

Bus Diversions

Bus routes 82, 83, 87 and 89 will be diverted via Newhall Street and Newhall Hill.

Summer Row Temporary Closures

Temporary restrictions to ALL vehicles between Lionel Street and Great Charles Street. Diversion route will be in place and signed.

Parking restrictions:

ALL parking on Summer Row will be suspended.

Parade/Sand Pits Diversions for traffic travelling out of the city

Outbound traffic: Parade/Sand Pits closed to ALL vehicles. Diversion in place via Cambridge Street for vehicles travelling out of the city.

Traffic into city open to all vehicles with reduced lanes.

Broad Street Restrictions and Diversions for traffic into the city

Access on Broad Street restricted from Bridge Street to buses and Hackney Carriages only for traffic into city.

Local diversion routes will be in place and signed. This will be much like the temporary measures in place when the A38 tunnels were closed over the summer months.

A pedestrian and cycle route will be maintained throughout the works.

From May 10 

Closure of Parade/Sand Pits for traffic into the city AND restricted lanes on all other approaches

Paradise Circus

  • The northern link will be closed.  Paradise will no longer be a circular road system.
  • From Holliday Street and Suffolk Street Queensway northbound traffic will have NO access to the A38 South and the Town Hall car park.
  • From Great Charles Street, traffic routes to the A38 South, Broad Street and Town Hall will be open as usual.
  • The A38 tunnels will operate as normal.


  • Closed to ALL inbound and outbound traffic

Broad Street

  • Vehicle access on Broad Street will be restricted from Bridge Street, to buses and Hackney Carriages only for traffic into the city.

Summer Row

  • Works continue with a series of temporary restrictions. Summer Row businesses will remain open as usual.

Bus diversions

  • Services 82, 83,87, 89, 10H and 126 will be diverted.

Pedestrians and cyclists

  • Pedestrian and cycle access through Paradise will be maintained throughout, although the route through Paradise Forum will be changed this Summer.

From Sunday 21 June Great Charles Street northbound will have single lane traffic between Suffolk Street Queensway/Severn Street and Newhall Street.

Southbound off peak restrictions may also be required.

From Sunday 2 August Great Charles Street southbound will also have single lane traffic between Newhall Street and Suffolk Street Queensway/Brunel Street.

These single lane restrictions will remain in place until the completion of works in 2016.

For full details and maps see our news article here.