Press release

Maintenance work to close M6 junction 5 slip roads near Birmingham

Maintenance work to ensure an M6 slip road near Castle Bromwich in Birmingham stays safe for road users is to begin next week.

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The junction 5 southbound entry slip road will be closed to motorists from mid-night on Sunday 10 January and will be under a 24/7 closure until early summer.

The northbound exit slip road will also be closed overnight only from Monday 11 January until Monday 18 January for repairs to a damaged barrier. These closures will be from 8pm to 6am each night.

Mark Collins, Highways England, Project Manager said:

This work is part of essential maintenance to ensure the road remains safe which is the top priority for us.

These improvements will help to maintain structural integrity of the viaduct by reducing deterioration and minimising the number of emergency repairs required in future.

The diversion routes have been considered in liaison with local authorities to minimise disruption as much as possible for motorists.

This scheme is part of Highways England’s long term programme of investment to create a safer, more accessible network and keep traffic moving.

Alternative routes for northbound and southbound drivers:

  • A38 through Minworth to M42 junction 9 for M42 northbound and southbound travel.
  • A38 to M6 junction 6 for M6 northbound and southbound travel.

M42 northbound traffic (Blue Route):

Diverted traffic joins the southbound carriageway of the A452 at M6 junction 5 and continues southbound to its junction with the B4114 Birmingham Road.

At the junction the diverted traffic travels eastbound along the B4114 to its junction with the A446 Stonebridge Road.

At the junction the diverted traffic travels northbound along the A446 and joins the M42 northbound carriageway at M42 junction 9.

M6 southbound traffic (Red Route):

Diverted traffic joins the southbound carriageway of the A452 at M6 junction 5 and continues southbound to its junction with the B4114 Birmingham Road.

At the junction the diverted traffic travels eastbound along the B4114 to its junction with the A446 Stonebridge Road.

At the junction the diverted traffic travels southbound along the A446 and joins the M6 southbound carriageway at M6 junction 4.

M42 southbound traffic (Green Route):

Diverted traffic joins the southbound carriageway of the A452 at M6 junction 5 and continues southbound to its junction with the A45 at Stonebridge Island.

At the junction the diverted traffic travels westbound along the A45 to join the M42 southbound carriageway at M42 junction 6.

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 8 January 2016