Motorists are being warned about a major road change at the heart of Birmingham city centre as the Paradise scheme ramps up.
The one-way link road that joins Great Charles Street to Paradise Street and runs alongside Town Hall is due to be closed to all traffic from the morning of Sunday, November 15.
The closure of the link road will allow the Central Library and other buildings on the Paradise site to be knocked down.
However, it will mean a fundamental change to many car journeys in the city centre, with a stretch of road that thousands of people every day travel across being closed.
From Sunday, single lane, two-way traffic will operate around the north of Paradise between Great Charles Street and Suffolk Street Queensway.
Traffic into the city from Broad Street will continue to be restricted to buses and Hackney carriages and this restriction has been extended to out of city traffic between Paradise Circus and Bridge Street for the Christmas market period from November 15 to December 22 (see map below).
The A38 tunnel will remain open as usual and the new road layout will be fully signed.
A Paradise spokesperson said: “A new route for pedestrians and cyclists is in operation through the revamped Fletchers Walk and newly opened up Easy Row. For those unable to use steps or the ramp leading to Broad Street by Alpha Tower, a new lift situated next to Chamberlain House at the top of Easy Row will be available from November 14.
"An additional lift for access to Birmingham Conservatoire only is available in Fletchers Walk next to the stairway leading to Adrian Boult Hall."