Work to enhance safety and improve traffic flow at a busy M6 roundabout in Birmingham gets underway next week.
The Salford Circus roundabout at junction 6 will be widened and new traffic signals will be installed to reduce traffic congestion and improve journey times.
The eight week pinch point scheme begins next Monday (2 June) and will take place overnight from 8pm to 6am.
Jess Kenny, Project Manager for the scheme, said:
This £800,000 pinch point scheme has been designed to make the junction safer and improve journey time reliability for road users.
The improvements will reduce traffic congestion which, in turn, will reduce journey times, particularly during peak periods, and benefit the environment by reducing slow moving and queuing traffic.
Although we have scheduled most of the work to take place overnight, to minimise disruption to road users, some work may have to take place in the day. We will publicise all diversions and lane closures in advance and they will be clearly signposted.
During the course of the work, there will be various lane closures at the roundabout, including a full closure of Slade Road, the A38 link road approaches to the roundabout, the A5127 Lichfield Road and Tyburn Road approaches. Diversion routes will be in place during all closures. The lanes and approaches to the roundabout will remain open out of the scheme’s working hours.
The work is expected to be completed in early July.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000
Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer