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Victoria Square event to advise on alternative transport

Press Release   •   Jun 14, 2013 08:49 BST

As part of our work to advise motorists of alternative transport methods during this summer’s A38 tunnel closures, a public information event will take place on Tuesday 18 June in Victoria Square.

The event will run between 10.30am and 6pm and representatives from Amey, Birmingham City Council's Smarter Choices team, Centro and National Express will be available all day to give advice on alternative travel options during the tunnel closures. Staff will be on hand with information on walking and cycling routes and the available public transport options such as the Midland Metro, buses and trains.

Councillor Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs and Skills, said: “This project is about improving a vital part of our road network and bringing longer term benefits to both the city and the businesses based here.

“We are actively encouraging people to look at alternative methods of getting into the city during the summer closures and this event is a one-stop-shop to give advice on how to do that.”

John Sunderland, Business Director at Amey, said:

“The tunnels are a vital part of the city’s road network and completing this essential work will reduce the risk of unplanned closures in the future. It will enhance appearance, improve safety and ensure the 40 year-old tunnels are fit for purpose for years to come.

“We recognise that road users will be impacted by these closures and we are running this event to show Birmingham’s residents, visitors and commuters the alternative ways of accessing the city centre. Public transport, cycling and walking are all viable alternatives during the closures.”