Press release

Bridge work to start over M5 and M6 in the West Midlands

Two schemes to replace bridge expansion joints, which allow structures to expand and contract with changes in temperature, start above the M5 and M6 in the West Midlands on Monday 2 June.


The Lye Close Lane overbridge, just south of the M5 junction 3 near Frankley, will be closed for three nights, from 9pm to 5am with traffic diverted via Lapal Lane South, Manor Way, Manor Lane and Carters Lane.

Beechdale Lane over the M6, approximately three miles south of junction 15 in Staffordshire, will be closed for three days between 9am and 5pm, also from Monday 2 June. Traffic will be diverted via the A519, A51 and Winghouse Lane.

Highways Agency Project Manager Colin Jackson said:

These will be localised closures with no impact on motorway traffic. Road users who would normally travel along these bridges are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Published 27 May 2014