The construction works commenced in December 2021 following the initial enabling works.
The planned completion date for the temporary Transport Malls is May 2022 in readiness
for the Games test events. After the Games the Transport Mall site will be returned to parkland
(known as the reinstatement works).
The temporary new road network and pavement will be installed connecting two new entrances
from Church Road to the newly built Athletes’ Route. To link the surrounding areas crossing
points and pedestrian walkways will be installed across the park to enable spectators to access
the main stadium entrances. The temporary Transport Mall itself will be constructed with its own
drainage system, substructure, and surfacing. All road markings and final finishes will be
installed prior to the site being handed over for test events in the Spring.
As part of the transport mall construction works, a new junction will be installed on Church Road, adjacent to Perry Villa Drive. To facilitate installation of the new junction, there is a temporary single lane closure in place for a small section of Church Road, opposite the Tennis Court pub and adjacent to Perry Villa Drive. Traffic lights are being used to manage the flow of traffic. The adjacent footpath is also temporarily closed with pedestrians being asked to use the opposite footpath. These traffic management measures will be in place until around 14th March 2022. Nearby residents and businesses have been provided with advanced notice of the temporary traffic management measures.
Utilities excavation works are also being undertaken on ‘Allotment Road’, the road which connects Church Road to the Alexander Stadium. To facilitate the utilities works, a temporary vehicular diversion was put in place along Allotment Road on 2nd February 2022 and will remain in place until 8th March 2022. The diversion requires vehicles accessing the Walsall Road Allotments or Alexander Stadium to pass through the main contractor’s security gate. The diversion is signposted and traffic marshals are on hand to manage access.