Supporting the 2022 Commonwealth Games


01 Jul 2022

Taking place between 28 July and 8 August, Birmingham 2022 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the West Midlands on a global stage.

Supporting the 2022 Commonwealth Games

An audience of around 1.5 billion people will watch 19 different sports over 11 days of competition. Along with the 1 million spectators expected to travel into Birmingham, everyone will have access to 286 sessions of world-class sport, held across 14 venues stretching from Coventry and Leamington Spa, to Cannock Chase Forest and the NEC.

Be part of the action

You’ll find all the information you need about the Games on this website:

We expect our Midlands road network to be busy throughout the Games period. While for safety reasons some essential roadworks must continue, we’re playing our part to help everyone get around by removing roadworks where we can.

Our traffic officers will also be on hand to help you stay on the move. They’re increasing and extending their patrols, as well as flexing their working hours to meet peaks in traffic volumes.

You will be able to get to where you need to go, but with journeys expected to be busier than usual from late July to mid-August, we encourage all drivers to consider the following:

  • Could you change the time of your journey?
  • Could you avoid travelling during peak times?
  • Could you change your route to avoid the busiest sections of our road network?
  • Could you use public transport instead of driving?
  • Could you walk or cycle to your destination?

Get set, go!

Whether you’re travelling into Birmingham to soak up the competition atmosphere or support your team, you’ll find a handy journey planner on the Transport for West Midlands website which you can access here.

To make journeys better for everyone always plan your route, check traffic conditions before setting out, make sure your vehicle is ready for the drive ahead and allow plenty of time for your trip. You can find more advice about road safety, including how to drive on our motorways, here.