Coventry Road Lights Timing - Please sign our petition!

Please Sign our Petition for Timing of Traffic Lights at the A45 Coventry Road Wheatsheaf Junction to be improved.

The Coventry Road Wheatsheaf junction has historically been a busy area, but the traffic light sequencing only allows a few cars out at a time from Sheaf Lane and the B425 Hobs Moat Road.  This causes traffic to backing up along the Coventry Road in both directions throughout the day.  

The recent opening of the new Sheldon retail development has highlighted further issues with traffic light sequencing as cars struggle to leave the car park - sometimes waiting up to 40 minutes to enter the Coventry Road. 

These traffic jams are now spilling into neighbouring streets as drivers attempt to avoid the chaos.

Further along the road towards the Hatchford Brook Golf Course, the light sequencing does not allow enough time for cars turning on to the A45 Coventry Road from Elmdon to filter in, causing traffic to back up along Glencroft Road and Valley Road.

In the direction of Birmingham, the light sequencing encourages cars down Melton Avenue, Harvard Road, Lyndon Road, and Barn Lane, to name a few.

This situation is untenable and needs resolving. Birmingham Council needs to act and recognise improvements need to be made to the Coventry Road. 

Please sign our petition asking Birmingham City Council to urgently review the situation.

Your name and postcode will be passed on to Birmingham City Council, but not your email address.

We, the undersigned, call on Birmingham City Council to urgently take action to re-examine the light sequencing, traffic flow, and road layouts on the Coventry Road adjacent to Lyndon and Elmdon wards in order to improve the current situation, lower the number of accidents, reduce speeding, and reduce traffic being dispersed onto surrounding residential streets.

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