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Fillongley Road Bridge update

Two successful engagement events were recently held at Meriden Library, when representatives from Solihull Council talked to residents about the planned Fillongley Road Bridge replacement.

As a result of the engagement days, traffic management plans will be in place around local roads. As part of the traffic management, in the winter period, these lanes will be gritted.

The Council will be putting up temporary traffic signs to warn motorists about pedestrians using the lanes following local residents’ concerns.  Also the speed limit will be reduced to 30mph.

Local people should be aware that Eaves Green Lane and Walsh Lane will be closed for up to two weeks from Monday 4 December to carry out essential maintenance works prior to closure of the bridge.
Councillor Ted Richards OBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “I am really pleased that so many people turned out to find out more about these essential works to our road network. My traffic engineers have listened to local residents concerns and are doing as much as they can to address those.

“However, I think everyone now understands that these works will cause some disruption, but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum.”

To receive frequent updates about the progress of the works, please sign up to the Fillongley Bridge Stay Connected bulletin by visiting

Information about road closures and diversions will be available over the coming weeks and will be on the Council website at 

For those who were unable to attend the sessions, queries can be sent to


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