Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Last year a number of residents asked me to present a petition to the Birmingham City Council request some form of crossing be placed on the Dyas Road near the Old Oscott Lane Junction.

I have been pushing for this ever since I presented the petition and have been pleased to receive information from the Transportation department saying they are now proposing a step over refuge. (I had a number of residents suggest this as there is one at the other end of the road.)

The Transportation department has found a limited amount of money which may cover the cost of installation and has drawn up a scheme and will send the proposal to Highways section for their initial approval before submitting the scheme to TDG on the 8th February 2016 and TSSG on the 22nd February 2016. Sadly this is a bit of a modern way of doing things which we have to go through.

This type of step over refuge has a further benefit in helping to slow down traffic as well as helping residents get from one side of the road to the other more safely. This section of Dyas Road is regally used by those going to the local shops and to bus stops at both sides of the road at this point.

I will post again when I have a further update

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