In a cabinet meeting today Birmingham City Council has decided to go ahead with controversial plans for a £27m regeneration scheme in Perry Barr, which involves knocking down the A34 flyover.
In the proposed plans, 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.
However, the plans have received intense criticism from local residents, who claim the regeneration raises safety concerns for pedestrians.
Campaigners also say it will increase congestion, and remove valuable parking spaces.
The decision to approve the plans had been accelerated with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the city in 2022.