Aston Villa fans have been warned to allow extra time to get to the Crystal Palace game due to major road works

Roadworks on a major Birmingham road near Villa Park are expected to cause delays for fans attending a Premier League game. The northbound slip of the A34 Birchfield Road from Birchfield Junction to the One Stop shopping center in Perry Barr is closed on Sunday May 15 as fans head out for the Aston Villa game against Crystal Palace, the penultimate match at home of the season.

Birmingham City Council said ‘one of the last major works remaining will be the resurfacing of the carriageway on Birchfield Road (northbound)’ with all surfacing work to be completed by the end of June. Roadworks were put in place at 8pm on Friday 13th May closing the road.

And on Sunday (May 15), traffic management moved to a closure of the northbound A34. A marked diversion will be in place and anyone wishing to visit places in the area, or those preparing to travel passing, are urged to plan ahead.

Read more : List of road closures this weekend under the A34 Perry Barr program

The roadworks are part of Perry Barr’s regeneration program with much of the work including the controversial removal of the Perry Barr flyover. The work took place ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer.

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: ‘We apologize for any inconvenience and thank people for their continued patience as the project comes to an end. It is one of the latest key elements of the improvements programme, creating a new road alignment to support Perry Barr’s wider £700million regeneration.

“It will provide better access to public transport and improve facilities for cycling and walking.” All traffic management is expected to be removed by 6 a.m. Monday, May 16.

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