Press release

Early completion for roadworks on M6 junction 5 slip road near Birmingham

Important maintenance work to safeguard the M6 slip roads near Castle Bromwich in Birmingham is set to be completed this weekend – a month ahead of schedule.

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Highways England has been carrying out vital structural maintenance work, including concrete repairs to the structure over the M6 junction 5 southbound entry slip road, to ensure the carriageway remains safe for road users.

It was expected that the southbound entry slip road at junction 5 would have to remain closed to motorists 24/7 until the end of June.

But contractors have worked hard to complete the work one month early – and in time for the half-term break.

All Highways England cones, signs and diversions will be removed by Friday night (27 May), leaving it fully open for drivers to access the M6 southbound from Castle Bromwich.

Highways England project manager Jess Kenny said:

We would like to thank drivers for their patience over the past few months while we have been carrying out this vital improvement work.

We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to complete this work earlier than anticipated, and we hope that it brings smoother journeys for drivers, particularly during the half-term break.

Over the next few months, we will need to carry out a couple of additional closures of the slip road to monitor performance, but this will be done overnight to ensure minimal impact on drivers.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 25 May 2016