Birmingham motorists to be hit by M6 roadworks


A programme of remedial works to the M6 is likely to lead to traffic delays in part of Birmingham until early 2011.

The Highways Agency has confirmed it is to begin work on renewing the motorway’s infrastructure where it crosses the A453 at Perry Barr on January 4th 2010.

It expects the work to take 15 months to complete, during which time narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will be in place.

A slip road at the junction of College Road and Aldridge Road outside the Boar’s Head pub will be closed for the duration of the work, while a small number of overnight closures of the whole junction will be necessary.

Howard Todd, project manager for the Highways Agency, said upgrading the 30-year-old flyover is an essential maintenance task, but insisted everything possible would be done to keep traffic moving.

“Some overnight diversions may be necessary to move equipment and materials into place, but disruption to the motorists is being kept to a minimum,” he explained.

There was better news for drivers in the West Midlands earlier in the month when the new A46 Longbridge bypass opened.

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