M6 southbound near Birmingham: Major road works announced for Spaghetti Junction with road closures
National Highways has announced £1.5 million road works on the M6 southbound near Birmingham at Spaghetti Junction with overnight closures
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Major road works have been announced for the M6 southbound near Birmingham at Spaghetti Junction.
The renovation of the 50 year-old Gravelly Hill interchange will see overnight closures taking place. National Highways said the comprehensive repair scheme - worth more than £1.5m - includes resurfacing of the road and repairs to bridge joints which are designed to allow movement of the structure.
The work is taking place overnight seven days a week when the road is much quieter with a diversion route in place between junctions 6 (Gravelly Hill) and 5 (Castle Bromwich), from 10pm to 6am.
New road markings and road studs will also be installed as part of the work. The work at Spaghetti Junction is due to start on 20 February and is set to last until 25 March.
National Highways Project Manager, Colin Jackson, said: “This repair scheme is an essential part of keeping the road safe for the tens of thousands of vehicles that use it every day.
“We have an on-going detailed and methodical maintenance regime in place at Spaghetti Junction most of which goes unseen to passing motorists as it’s underneath the road.
“However, there are some instances where we need to close the road to vehicles to keep our repair teams safe while work takes place.
“We have planned this work carefully to ensure that we can keep disruption to a minimum and we’d urge drivers to follow the diversion route that is in place during the closure.”
National Highways stressed that access to emergency service vehicles will be maintained during the work.
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