Commonwealth Games: The 200+ road closures and parking management schemes for Birmingham 2022

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Details of the traffic and parking management plans for the Commonwealth Games 2022 venues are here - with more than 200 roads set to be affected

Traffic and parking management plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have been drawn up to accommodate the 11 days of sport hosted in the city - which are expected to attract one million visitors - from July 28 to August 8.

Transport bosses have drawn up plans which will see more than 200 road diversions and parking bans in place to accommodate the biggest event it has ever staged.

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The government says the plans have been put in place to ensure the Games provides safe, efficient and reliable transport, as well as to cause minimal traffic disruption during the competition.

The Commonwealth Games run from July 28 to August 8 - with restrictions in place from July 26 to August 31.

Ahead of the Games themselves the Commonwealth Games Festival got underway in March and will carry on until September. No road restrictions were announced for the 200 events taking place across the city as part of that.

Athletics athlete Sarah McDonald of Team England, David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Matthieu Baumgartner, Vice President Marketing Longines, Dame Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Athletics para-athlete Nathan Maguire of Team England pose for a photo during the launch of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games official Countdown Clock on March 09, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sponsored by Longines, the Countdown Clock will take prime position in Centenary Square with Birmingham 2022 starting the multi-games partnership between the Commonwealth Games Federation and Longines. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images)Athletics athlete Sarah McDonald of Team England, David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Matthieu Baumgartner, Vice President Marketing Longines, Dame Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Athletics para-athlete Nathan Maguire of Team England pose for a photo during the launch of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games official Countdown Clock on March 09, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sponsored by Longines, the Countdown Clock will take prime position in Centenary Square with Birmingham 2022 starting the multi-games partnership between the Commonwealth Games Federation and Longines. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images)
Athletics athlete Sarah McDonald of Team England, David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Matthieu Baumgartner, Vice President Marketing Longines, Dame Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Athletics para-athlete Nathan Maguire of Team England pose for a photo during the launch of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games official Countdown Clock on March 09, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sponsored by Longines, the Countdown Clock will take prime position in Centenary Square with Birmingham 2022 starting the multi-games partnership between the Commonwealth Games Federation and Longines. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images) | Getty Images for Birmingham 2022

Which roads will be affected during the Commonwealth Games?

Detailed transport arrangements and travel plans for the venues have now been shared.

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As expected, a number of roads by the chosen venues will be affected by the Games.

Alexander Stadium

Restrictions will be in place on 42 roads surrounding the stadium from 27 July to 8 August.

Controlled parking restrictions will be in place on many of the roads, with no stopping restrictions also in place.

You can see which roads are affected in the map below.

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Alexander Stadium road closures for the Commonwealth Games | Birmingham 2022

Arena Birmingham

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Restrictions will be in place on 53 roads surrounding Arena Birmingham from 26 July until 7 August.

Controlled parking restrictions will be in place on many of the roads, with no stopping restrictions also in place.

You can see which roads are affected in the map below.

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Arena Birmingham | Birmingham 2022

University of Birmingham

Restrictions will be in place on 31 roads in the area from 28 July until 9 August.

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Nine roads will also be affected around the university’s athletes village.

Controlled parking restrictions will be in place on many of the roads, with some no stopping restrictions also in place.

You can see which roads are affected in the map below.

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University of Birmingham road closures for Commonwealth Games | Birmingham 2022

Edgbaston Stadium

Restrictions will be in place on 20 roads in the area from 28 July until 8 August.

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Controlled parking restrictions will be in place on many of the roads, with some no stopping restrictions also in place and permit only restrictions.

You can see which roads are affected in the map below.

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Edgbaston Stadium road closures for the Commonwealth Games | Birmingham 2022

Smithfield

Restrictions will be in place on six roads in the area will be affected from 28 July until 8 August.

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Smithfield road closures for Commonwealth Games | Birmingham 2022

Sutton Park

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Restrictions will affect 15 roads surrounding Sutton Park from 29 July to 31 August.

You can see which roads are affected in the map below.

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Sutton Coldfield road closures for the Commonwealth Games | Birmingham 2022

Perry Barr

Restrictions will be in place on 49 roads in the area from 22 July until 10 August.

Controlled parking restrictions will be in place on many of the roads, with some no stopping restrictions also in place and permit only restrictions.

To see the roads in full, visit the Birmingham 2022 website, here.

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What are the venues being used for the Games?

The venues for the Games will be based in Birmingham, Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Warwick, Wolverhampton and outside of the Midlands, Lee Valley VelloPArk in London - see the full list below.

  • ALEXANDER STADIUM - Athletics and Para Athletics
  • ARENA BIRMINGHAM - Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • CANNOCK CHASE FOREST - Mountain Biking
  • COVENTRY STADIUM & ARENA - Rugby Sevens, Judo and Wrestling
  • EDGBASTON STADIUM - Cricket T20
  • LEE VALLEY VELOPARK - Cycling (Track)
  • THE NEC - Badminton, Boxing, Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Netball and Para Powerlifting
  • SANDWELL AQUATICS CENTRE - Diving, Swimming and Para Swimming
  • SMITHFIELD - Basketball 3x3, Beach Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball 3x3
  • ST NICHOLAS PARK - Cycling (Road Race)
  • SUTTON PARK - Triathlon and Para Triathlon
  • UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SQUASH AND HOCKEY CENTRE - Hockey and Squash
  • VICTORIA PARK - Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls
  • VICTORIA SQUARE - Marathon
  • WEST PARK - Cycling (Road Race)

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