Have your say on the latest designs revealed for the Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge are located two miles north east of Birmingham City Centre. They are both important crossing points, providing access to the city centre and the wards of Nechells and Alum Rock. Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge join the largely residential area of Saltley, in Alum Rock, to Nechells and the city centre. The viaduct and overbridge will cross the HS2 line as it travels into the new high speed station at Birmingham Curzon Street.
Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road overbridge are existing structures that carry roads over Network Rail tracks, the River Rea and the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal. Extra space is needed underneath both structures for the HS2 line to pass through. This means the existing structures will need to be demolished and entirely rebuilt whilst reconnecting to the existing road network at the same locations.
You can find out more in our Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge design booklet which includes information on the design and plans to minimise the impacts of construction.Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge - a Key Design Element
HS2 has classified certain structures or parts of the railway as “Key Design Elements” (KDEs), including Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge. This means it is important for us to involve the local community in their design. You can find a full list of the Key Design Elements in Table 1 of HS2 Information Paper D1: Design policy.
Saltley Viaduct and Aston Church Road Overbridge are significant structures that span the area and cross other major transport links. We want them to respect their surroundings and the local area whilst doing their jobs effectively to last for 120 years. This means there are some aspects of the designs that we can’t change. For example, the viaduct and overbridge structure will be made mostly from highly durable weathering steel.Useful links