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Traffic restrictions 15th to 22nd September – Liberal Democrat Party Conference

The Liberal Democrat Party Conference will be held at the ICC in Birmingham from 17 to 21 September with an estimated 8,000 delegates, along with large numbers of media, expected to attend.

The mall through the ICC will be closed to the public throughout the conference. The area around the building, including Centenary Square, the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the section of Broad Street closest to Paradise Forum will see some changes to access for traffic.

You can download a map of the closures and diversions.

Before the Conference

The following vehicle restrictions will apply. During these times access will not be permitted to any vehicle.

No vehicle access to Broad Street between Gas Street and Paradise Circus. Vehicle access to Broad Street between Gas Street and Sheepcote Street will be via Holliday Street and Berkley Street only.

Broad Street open to all traffic but some localised road width restrictions.

No vehicle access to Cambridge Street between Brindley Drive to Civic Close and Bridge Street near to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Access for residents to Civic Close will be via King Edwards Road only.

During the Conference

Broad Street (Gas Street to Paradise Circus), Bridge Street (near to the Hyatt Regency Hotel) and Cambridge Street (Brindley Drive to Civic Close) will be pedestrian access only. Vehicle access for residents to Civic Close will be via King Edwards Road only.

Broad Street will not be available as a through route for vehicles during the conference, motorists are therefore advised to use the following alternative routes:

Into city direction from Hagley Road, via Monument Road, Alston Street, Ring Road, Spring Hill Circus, Summer Hill Road, Sand Pits, Parade, Summer Row to Paradise Circus.

Into city direction from Five Ways, via Islington Row, Bath Row, Holloway Head, Holloway Circus Queensway, Suffolk Street Queensway to Paradise Circus
Out of city direction from Paradise Circus, via Summer Row, Parade, Sand Pits, Summer Hill Road Ring Road to Five Ways
The ICC will be closed to the general public from Thursday 15th September, reopening Thursday 22nd September at 7am. The public will not be able to access Symphony Hall, Symphony Hall Box Office, Cafe Vite or Castle Galleries during this time. A temporary Box Office station will be located in the main marquee on Centenary Square offering the opportunity to book and collect tickets.

All temporary traffic restrictions will be removed from 5am on Thursday 22nd September 2011.

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