A PROJECT to improve one of the borough’s busiest roads is being discussed by Solihull Council.
The authorities are looking to spend £32m on improving the A45 corridor – which carries over 50,000 vehicles each day.
As the highways authority, Solihull is likely to take the lead in implementing the project.
But the council is in discussion with other interested parties – Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Airport, and Advantage West Midlands.
It is hoped that a deal can be struck to joint-fund the scheme. The organisations will be considering the plans separately over the coming months.
Proposals presented to councillors last night, include:
l Diverting the A45 between the Damson Parkway junction and Clock roundabout junction to provide a dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction.
l Introducing a 50mph speed limit between Damson Parkway and Junction 6.
l Installing state-of-the-art technology to allow traffic signals to be controlled more efficiently.
The A45 is seen as one of the key drivers of the Midlands economy – with BIA, International station, the NEC, Birmingham Business Park, and Land Rover all served by the route.