Press release

Link roads closed for Spaghetti Junction repair scheme

Spaghetti Junction to remain closed until 4th September.


Motorists travelling into Birmingham are reminded that key link roads will remain closed until 4th September as part of a £4.7 million concrete repair scheme at Spaghetti Junction.

For the duration of the scheme there is no access to the A38(M) from Gravelly Hill or Tyburn Road, with local diversions in place.

Meanwhile, there will be further closures in place again this weekend.

From Friday night (21st July), there will be a full weekend closure of junction 6 of the M6, associated slip roads and the A38(M) into and out of Birmingham.

The M6 itself remains fully open during the work.

Local routes into the city centre are likely to be busier than usual. Drivers are advised to plan their journey.

Project manager, Jessica Kenny, from Highways England, said:

This repair work is essential. We fully appreciate people’s frustrations and apologise to motorists and residents for the inconvenience.

We continue to work closely with Birmingham City Council to minimise disruption.

We’d ask for people’s continued patience as the work progresses. Motorists are urged to plan journeys in advance and allow extra time.

The ageing structure, located on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, recently celebrated its 45th birthday and is used by 200,000 vehicles a day.

For more information, head to our website.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile apps. Local Twitter services are also available at @HighwaysWMIDS

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 20 July 2017