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Birmingham lane closures planned for Paradise Circus scheme

Artist impression of completed scheme Image copyright Core Marketing
Image caption New offices, shops and restaurants are being built as part of the scheme

A major road through Birmingham will be reduced to one lane later this month as part of a £500m redevelopment in the city centre.

The 10-year Paradise Circus project will see new offices, shops, restaurants and a hotel built.

A number of major routes through Birmingham have already been closed in recent months, with heavy delays reported in some areas.

Great Charles Street will see one lane closed northbound from 21 June.

It will affect traffic between Suffolk Street Queensway/Severn Street and Newhall Street.

The southbound carriageway will see lane closures between Newhall Street and Suffolk Street Queensway/Brunel Street from 2 August.

Overnight closures

They are not expected to reopen fully until next year.

In addition, a series of overnight closures are planned for the Paradise Circus western gyratory and Birmingham City Council warned of possible closures on the A38 tunnels.

The authority urged drivers to leave extra times for journeys and use public transport where possible, particularly trains.

The council said the Paradise Circus development was not due to be completed until 2025 and was expected to deliver up to 12,000 new jobs.

Council traffic manager Kevin Hicks has previously described it as "probably the biggest development in a generation" in the city centre.

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