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Disruptions expected in Birmingham ahead of Conservative Party Conference

Disruptions are expected in Birmingham ahead of the Tory Party Conference Photo: PA

A security operation begins this week in preparation for the Conservative Party Conference with [

On Friday (5 October'>disruptions expected](http://disruption.birmingham.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Conservative-Party-Conference-2012-traffic-restrictions-map.pdf) in Birmingham.Around a thousand people are also expected to march through parts of the city centre for the ) at midday the mall through the ICC will be closed until the end of the conference.

The area around the building, including Centenary Square, the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the section of Broad Street between Canal Street and Paradise Forum will see some changes to access for traffic.

The restrictions will be lifted and the security operation will scale down when the conference ends on Wednesday 10 October.

West Midlands Police have asked motorists to allow extra time for their journey if they are travelling into the city centre.

Before the ConferenceThe following vehicle restrictions will apply. During these times access will not be permitted to any vehicle.

8pm Wednesday 3 October 2012 to 5am Thursday 4 October 2012

  • No vehicle access to Broad Street between Gas Street and Paradise Circus.
  • No vehicle access to Bridge Street next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

5am Thursday 4 October 2012 to 5am Sunday 7 October 2012

  • Broad Street open to all traffic but some localised road width restrictions.
  • No vehicle access to Bridge Street next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

8pm Thursday 4 October 2012 to 5am Friday 5 October 2012

  • No vehicle access to Cambridge Street between Brindley Drive to Civic Close. Access for residents to Civic Close will be via King Edwards Road only.

During the Conference

5am Sunday 7 October to 5am Thursday 11 October 2012

  • Broad Street (Gas Street to Paradise Circus), Bridge Street (near to the Hyatt Regency Hotel) and Cambridge Street (Brindley Drive to Civic Close) will be pedestrian access only.
  • Vehicle access for residents to Civic Close will be via King Edwards Road only.
  • Broad Street will not be available as a through route for vehicles during the conference.

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