City Council approves plans to remove flyover

Birmingham City Council have approved plans to remove the A34 flyover in Perry Barr.

A special cabinet meeting was held today (15 October) in which the £27.1m highway scheme was given the go ahead.

The flyover will be torn down in favour of putting all traffic onto a dual carriageway at ground level.

A cycle path and improved public transport services also form part of the proposals.

The approval is part of regeneration plans in the local area. The decision to approve the plans have been accelerated with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the city in 2022.

Protesters in Perry Barr in Birmingham say the plans will increase congestion Credit: ITV News Central

However, the plans have received intense criticism from local residents, with petitions opposing the scheme so far gathering more than 15,000 signatures.

Campaigners say the demolition would cause traffic disruption.